It’s been a little while since I wrote about my trip to Bath and blogged about my visit to Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights. Now I’m back with another beautiful Bath bookshop for you! I did not know much about Topping & Company before I visited, but I’m so very glad I found the time to go. It was a wonderful shelter from the rain and I should have stayed put, curled up with a cup of coffee and a book – I got soaked as soon as I left the shop (which is why I unfortunately didn’t get a photo of the shop front!).
I visited Bath recently (find out more about that here) and no trip is complete without checking out the local bookshops. I first heard about Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights a few years ago. I heard all about the helpful booksellers and the wonderful children’s section, so I couldn’t wait to visit!
As you walk through the door, you’re greeted with lots and lots of lovely fiction and a display table stacked with curated titles. I’ve mentioned in my Tour of London Bookshops posts that curated tables are really important to me. I visit a lot of bookshops and it’d be incredibly boring if every display table looked the same!
I visited Book and Kitchen on the same day I went to Portobello Market and Holland Park last July. Why it has taken me over 15 months to write about Book and Kitchen, I couldn’t really tell you, except I did accidentally delete 100+ photos I took inside the bookshop shortly after visiting (because I thought I had them backed up. I hadn’t). Luckily, I did save the best ones below! I can’t be sure that the bookshop still looks exactly the same, so you’ll just have to visit yourself and find out!
I first came across Book and Kitchen on This Is Your Kingdom, a lovely blog all about the wonderful things you can do in the UK, often little-known. It sounded like the perfect bookshop for me so I made sure it was next on my tour of London’s bookshops.
Welcome to my tour of Hampstead, Part 3! This is the last post about my little day trip to north-west London. I was taken to Keith Fawkes, a charming secondhand bookshop. I’ve also included photos of Hampstead itself, which is rather pretty.
Welcome to my tour of Hampstead, Part 2! Before visiting West End Lane Books* we headed to Daunt Books, West Hampstead. Now, I won’t be talking too much about Daunt Books itself as I already wrote a post on the Queen that is Daunt Books, Marylebone, so it’ll be photo-heavy instead.
*Which I have been told is situated in West Hampstead, not Hampstead. Whoops!