Fictional Bookshops We Want to Visit!

By The Children's Bookshop

By The Children's Bookshop

If 2020 showed us anything, it's that bookshops can be a lifeline -- and how we miss them when they're closed! 


From cosy antiquarian sanctuaries to magical portals, we've put together some of the best bookshops imagined in children's books. You can also browse the collection here:

The Neverending Story

Michael Ende

£7.99 £7.43

Imagine a bookshop that saves you from bullies AND your best friend in an magical world from evil. What a haven.

Franklin's Flying Bookshop

Jen Campbell and Katie Harnett

£6.99 £6.50

Ever wished a bookshop could come straight to your doorstep? Meet Franklin, a dragon who loves books so much he does just that.

Pages & Co.: Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales

Anna James

£6.99 £6.50

Anna James has created the perfect bookshop: cosy corners, soft armchairs, a grandpa who greets you at the door... and characters who lead you into their books!

A Kind of Spark

Elle McNicoll

£6.99 £6.50

"Good booksellers," observes Addie in this remarkably special book, "like good teachers, are saviours." We couldn't agree more.

The Bookshop Girl

Sylvia Bishop and Ashley King

£5.99 £5.57

Property Jones was found in a lovely little bookshop - but when her family inherits the fancy Montgomery Book Emporium, it becomes clear that not all is as it seems....

The Missing Bookshop

Katie Clapham and Kirsti Beautyman

£7.99 £7.43

When Milly's favourite bookshop is closed up, how will she ever rescue it? We're not ashamed to say this brought a tear to our eye.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Brian Selznick

£18.98 £17.65

A bookshop that has be seen to believed - Selznick's illustrations draw out the inviting charm of rickety bookshelves and winding staircases and lead you into a dazzling world.

Good Omens

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

£8.99 £8.36

We had to end with this! Set up by the angel Aziraphale, who has acquired a particularly human habit of collecting books, this bookshop is so loved it was temporarily recreated in London for fans to visit.

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