Perhaps one of the most memorable independent book shops in London, Daunt Books on Marylebone High Street makes book shopping into a magical experience. Browse literary classics and discover new authors within the mesmerising Edwardian galleries.
Along with the other branches in Chelsea, Holland Park, Cheapside, Hampstead and Belsize Park, it's almost impossible to visit the store and leave without having treated yourself to a little something.
With a great supply of children's books too and many readings from authors themselves, if you haven't visited, make sure it's one of your resolutions for the new year!
For any budding writers out there, Daunt Books have launched their Children's Short Story Competition, 2012.
Open to children 15 and under, the competition provides an amazing opportunity to put pen to paper and use your imagination.
A dream come true for the winners as they will become published writers, with Daunt Books creating a copy of the best stories to be sold in store.
The competition closes on Friday 23rd December.