Top Choice Books in Sultanahmet & Around

Galeri Kayseri

Peddling literature since 1996, these twin shops stock a well-presented selection of English-language novels, history books, maps and coffee-table tomes on Turkey, and have knowledgable staff on hand to recommend a …
Top Choice Books in Bucharest

Anthony Frost

Serious readers will want to make time for arguably the best small English-language bookshop in Eastern Europe. Located in a small passage next to the Creţulescu Church, this shop has a carefully chosen selection of…
Top Choice Books in Alnwick

Barter Books

If you're familiar with the renaissance of the WWII 'Keep Calm and Carry On' slogan, it's thanks to this wonderfully atmospheric secondhand bookshop in Alnwick's Victorian former railway station. While converting th…
Top Choice Books in Kreuzberg & Neukölln

Another Country

Run by the eccentric Sophie Raphaeline, this nonprofit boho outfit is really more a library and (countercultural) salon than a bookshop. Pick a tome from around 20,000 used English-language books – classic lit to sc…
Top Choice Books in Kensington & Hyde Park

John Sandoe Books

The perfect antidote to impersonal book superstores, this atmospheric three-storey bookshop in 18th-century premises is a treasure trove of literary gems and hidden surprises. It's been in business for six decades a…
Top Choice Books in Malá Strana

Shakespeare & Sons

Though its shelves groan with a formidable range of literature in English, French and German, this is more than just a bookshop (with Prague's best range of titles on east European history) – it's a congenial litera…
Top Choice Books in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Mál og Menning

This friendly, popular and well-stocked independent bookshop carries great English-language books for getting under the skin of Iceland. Check out Thermal Pools in Iceland by Jón G Snæland and Þóra Sigurbjörnsdóttir…
Top Choice Books in Parliament & Around


Our favourite English-language bookshop in town, with fiction, travel guides and lots of Hungarica, as well as a large selection of newspapers and magazines overseen by master bookseller Tony Láng. Helpful staff are…
Top Choice Books in Oxford


The most famous bookshop in the most studenty of cities, Blackwell’s is a book-lover’s dream with its vast range of literature, academic treatises and guilty pleasures. Make sure you visit the Norrington Room in the…
Top Choice Books in Chipping Norton

Jaffé & Neale Bookshop Cafe

This brilliant, busy independent bookshop serves delicious cakes and coffees to tables squeezed between the bookshelves or in the cosy upstairs reading lounge with sofas.