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Topping & Company Booksellers
Now celebrating its tenth year at the heart of Bath's literary scene, Topping & Company Booksellers is one of the best indie bookshops in the country and one of Bath's most cherished independents. Pay them a visit and you’re likely to be offered complimentary tea or cafetiere coffee while you browse through more than 50,000 titles on the shelves. They’ve also recently installed bespoke lighting and floor-to-ceiling bookcases, complete with rolling library ladders to make the experience that bit more magical. A haven for bibliophiles and fellow reading enthusiasts, the bookshop has a real community feel, with knowledgeable booksellers always on hand to make thoughtful recommendations.
In addition to running the bookshop itself, Topping & Company's team of passionate booksellers host an all-year-round literary festival which brings a wide variety of celebrated authors and famous names to Bath, culminating each year in the Bath Autumn Literary Festival.
Drop in for a browse with some tea or coffee!
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It is a real creative melting pot where you can't help being inspired. Hunt for collectables in the treasure trove of independent shops on Walcot Street and London Street or look for a bargain at the flea market, held every Saturday.
Bath is a city steeped in history, and its beautiful sandstone buildings exude grandeur reminiscent of its regal past. Take a walk along the Royal Crescent, a tour of the Roman Baths or a trip to the Abbey and you quickly understand why this city is one of the most the photographed, and visited, in England.
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