Grand Times at the Barrister’s Book Chamber

Full of vintage charm, it feels if the Barrister’s Book Chamber in Retford has been established for years but in fact this is one of the newer bookshops we’ve visited recently. We travelled to Nottinghamshire…

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A Flying Visit to Grimm & Co * A Magical Shop

If you’ve always wanted to shop in Diagon Alley but haven’t been able to find a portal to the wizarding world then you’ll be happy to hear that you can visit a real-life Apothecary to…

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Getting Lost in Scarthin Books

Scarthin Books has been part of my life since I was a kid and in true Derbyshire fashion, the bookshop hasn’t changed much over the years. It’s still brilliantly quirky with a mixture of new…

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Staying Overnight at Gladstone’s Library

We’ve always dreamed of staying overnight in a library so  Gladstone’s Library has been on our literary travel wishlist for a long time.  Founded by William Gladstone himself, Britain’s only Prime Ministerial library is situated…

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A Visit to the Magical House of MinaLima, London

If you’re a Harry Potter fan and you’re in London, you have to include the House of MinaLima – a townhouse devoted to Harry Potter design – at least once. It’s not easy to sum…

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