Topping & Company Booksellers, Bath

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A bookshop for real book lovers, with over 45,000 titles and knowledgeable, passionate booksellers. Drop in for a browse with a complimentary pot of fresh tea or coffee. The all-year-round literary festival is the largest bookshop events programme in the country. The bookshop is open every day of the week (including Sundays) from 9.30am – 7pm, providing a real haven for bibliophiles.
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  • Such a pretty building, worth popping into for a visit! They have lots of interesting upcoming events listed.  more »
  • This bookshop is tucked away on the outer part of the city of Bath but when you walk in it is floor to ceiling books with a ladder to reach books at the top like in the 'Beauty and the beast film'. Th...  more »
  • I have spent most of my life visiting bookshops (I'm now in my seventies) and have many wonderful memories. I would rate Topping Books as among the best I have visited. The range and quality of books ...  more »
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  • Toppings is honestly such a beautiful bookshop and very local to me. The staff are always friendly and are on hand to help. It is books galore, plenty of incredible signed editions of new releases to explore. All customers get offered free tea or coffee during browsing, adding to the experience. I never feel nervous when I visit. I love the variety of books on offer. I personally prefer the classics and fantasy sections. Whenever I need to get a birthday present for a family member or friend, I always pop in and either purchase a book or a gift token. A must-see for book lovers and the curious!
  • Love this bookshop. There are very few bookshops with this atmosphere still around nowadays. Love how everything is packed in. At every turn there's mountains of books to see. You can find a quiet corner somewhere and have a cup of tea brought to you whilst you find something interesting to peruse. A super quiet and relaxed place to be! A trip to Bath never feels complete without going there.
  • The cutest ever bookstore with an incredibly curated selection. You could really find anything you wanted here! I was most impressed by the chronologically ordered British Royal histories that took up two whole sets of shelves. Also adored the whimsical ladders to get up to the higher books and the kind shopkeeper who offered us complimentary tea & coffee. What fun to happen upon!
  • This IS a serious book store. Wooden floors and wooden ladders of yore, wall to wall books and music surround and accompany your search and lecture. Enjoy a cup of free tea served in a teapot with teacups and a bisquit. Atmosphere friendly and people helpful. Open later than most stores in Bath. A good place to relax and quiet down after a long day.
  • I am only sad this bookshop is not in my backyard. If you love books, you have to stop by. They have a full history and fiction section. Their scifi and fantasy sections are a bit small, but the variety is fabulous. They have quite a few signed copies and hardbacks in every section. The staff are friendly, there are places to sit and read, and they even have free tea.
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