With rolling library ladders, oak flooring, handmade wooden bookcases, Topping & Company Booksellers is one of the best bookshops in the country and one of Bath’s most cherished independents. Pay a visit and you’re likely to be offered complimentary tea or cafetière coffee while you browse through more than 57,000 titles. It’s the perfect place for any bibliophile to spend an hour or two browsing. The team of passionate booksellers also host reading groups, subscription clubs, reading spas and an all-year-round author events programme, culminating each year in their autumn Bath Literary Festival.

The Paragon, Bath BA1 5LS
Tel: 01225 428111
Web: toppingbooks.co.uk