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The best independent bookshops to visit this weekend!

It’s Independent Bookshop Week, so we’re rounding up the very best indies for you to visit this weekend… the perfect excuse to support your local independent booksellers and buy yourself a new book (or two)!

Persephone Books, Bloomsbury

Persephone Books is an independent bookshop and publisher, dedicated to reprinting forgotten novels by women writers. Famous for their stylish grey covers and beautifully-designed endpapers, Persephone is a peaceful haven in the centre of Bloomsbury. Even better, the shop’s team operates a strict afternoon tea policy, with all employees required to break at 4pm daily for tea and cake…

Daunt Books, Marylebone

This original Edwardian bookshop boasts an impressive three floors with original oak balconies, a high conservatory ceiling and beautiful stained glass windows – as well as lots of lovely books to suit any mood. A little (or rather large) gem on Marylebone High Street.

Golden Hare Books, Edinburgh

A busy cultural hub for the local community, Golden Hare Books in Edinburgh is a welcoming and friendly independent. Its booksellers are full of knowledge and genuinely passionate about their literary offerings. They even have a regular podcast about all things bookish!

Foster Books, Chiswick

With its iconic green storefront, Foster Books has been the go-to bookshop for the people of Chiswick since 1968. This independent specialises in used, hard-to-find, out-of-print or rare books. Have a browse if you’re in the market for something special!

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