In nearly every city around the world you will find a bookshop. They might be small and quaint or large and showy, but for every avid reader and book lover, they are a delight to discover. However, it seems many bookshops are closing their doors. Not to worry though as many independent bookshops are thriving and many offer more than just books.

There are bookshops with hidden animals, bookshops with gondolas for shelves and those that offer one-on-one conversations with staff to help you pick the right book.bookstore

So where are some of these best bookshops to be found? The Guardian has compiled a list from reader suggestions and from their own research; to have a look at the list, just click here.

And if you have a favourite that’s not on the list, let us know.