I've written a few posts about bookselling which you can find here. I buy books from the big chains, the independents, online and from real, physical shops. There are all sorts of booksellers out there and most of them do a wonderful job. Support writers and spend lots of money in bookshops. It's the only way.
If you have a favourite bookshop or bookseller, whether independent or part of a chain, then post a link to its website here and I'll add it to my list. I could especially do with some bookshops which aren't based in the UK.
UK Bookshops And Booksellers
The Big Green Bookshop in Wood Green, North London, has a great blog called Open A Bookshop, What Could Possibly Go Wrong? A real delight.
Bookseller Crow is in Crystal Palace, South London, and has a blog (you might have to scroll down a bit to find the latest update) and an online shop.
The Children's Bookshop in Edinburgh is run by publisher Fidra Books, and has a very informative blog.
Joseph's Bookstore. Finchley, North London. It comes highly recommended.
Mostly Books, Abingdon, has a lovely blog.
Wenlock Books in Much Wenlock has a very quiet blog which is rarely updated but the shop is a real treat: it sells new and second-hand books, and dispenses cake on Saturday mornings. It's one of my favourites.
Most of the big chains have online bookshops: I'll leave it up to you to find those for yourself!
Here's Amazon in the UK.
This is Abe Books, which lists the stock of second-hand booksellers worldwide alongside a good search facility. It's particularly useful for finding obscure and out-of-print titles at good prices.