Where to curl up with a book at Liverpool ONE

Where to curl up with a book at Liverpool ONE

Wednesday 4 March 2020

To celebrate World Book Day 2020 we've put together a list of the best places to curl up with a book Liverpool ONE has to offer.

We love reading here at Liverpool ONE, and World Book Day feels like Christmas to us (well, apart from actual Christmas, obviously). We proudly host two of the country’s major book brands, Waterstones and WH Smith, selling every narrative under the sun. Plus, there’s a whole host of lifestyle brands like Utility and Urban Outfitters stocking the latest in contemporary coffee table books.

To celebrate World Book Day 2020, we’ve put together some nooks and crannies where every type of bookworm can enjoy reading. Whether a Kindle from John Lewis & Partners is your style, or you’re prone to picking up paperbacks everywhere you find them (like those left by the Liverpool branch of the excellent Book Fairies!) find out where to curl up with a book at Liverpool ONE.


The newly refurbished Costa on the corner of Lord Street and South John Street takes pride of place with its colourful façade. Make sure you snap a photo for the grid before you nab one of their coveted upstairs window seats.

Perfect pair: Get lost in a popular page-turner like Angels and Demons by Dan Brown.

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DAN BROWN ANGELS AND DEMONS About: “CERN Institute, Switzerland: a world-renowned scientist is found brutally murdered with a mysterious symbol seared onto his chest. The Vatican, Rome: the College of Cardinals assembles to elect a new pope. Somewhere beneath them, an unstoppable bomb of terrifying power relentlessly counts down to oblivion. In a breathtaking race against time, Harvard professor Robert Langdon must decipher a labyrinthine trail of ancient symbols if he is to defeat those responsible – the Illuminati, a secret brotherhood presumed extinct for nearly four hundred years, reborn to continue their deadly vendetta against their most hated enemy, the Catholic Church” #books #book #bookfairies #bookfairy #fairy #fairies #liverpool #lpool #liverpoolone #albertdock #story #stories #read #novel #novels #bookstagram #bookfairiesliverpool #ibelieveinbookfairies @worldofbooksltd

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Hotel Chocolat

It’s much more than a chocolate shop. If you’re yet to veer left inside Hotel Chocolat and try some of their amazing chocolate café creations, don’t hesitate next time your sweet tooth comes calling. Hotel Chocolat serves a delicious menu of hot and cold cocoa inspired drinks.

Perfect pair: None other than Joanne Harris’ Chocolat, of course.

The Club House

Take your mind and your latest read to a high-class maritime inspired experience at the Hamptons-inspired The Club House on Chavasse Park. We recommend one of their signature cocktails, a balcony seat, and a sunny day.

Perfect pair: The swinging The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is set near to the Hamptons on Long Island, New York.

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Bill’s is the quintessential neighbourhood restaurant, with the perfect setting of low lighting, friendly service and excellent bistro food. Take yourself on a solo date, with only you and a good read, and enjoy looking out over Thomas Steers Way as tourists make their way to the Royal Albert Dock.

Perfect pair: The classic solo adventure novel Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.


ARKET’s café features coffee that’d make the connoisseurs happy, and healthy vegan fare to feed the soul. Pull up a pew at one of their cool window seats, or when it’s sunny bask in their outdoor seating on Paradise Street.

Perfect pair: Choose what’s hot in the memoir genre. Get stuck into a copy of Dolly Alderton’s Everything I Know About Love as she recounts the life of a contemporary millennial.[IMAGE:

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There’s a new #liverpoolbookfairy in town dropping Everything I know about love by Dolly Alderton at lime street station ????? About: “A Spot-on, wildly funny and sometimes heart-breaking book about growing up, growing older and navigating all kinds of love along the way. When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In her memoir, she vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage, finding a job, throwing a socially disastrous Rod-Stewart themed house party, getting drunk, getting dumped, realising that Ivan from the corner shop is the only man you've ever been able to rely on, and finding that that your mates are always there at the end of every messy night out. It's a book about bad dates, good friends and – above all else – about recognising that you and you alone are enough. Glittering with wit and insight, heart and humour, Dolly Alderton's powerful début weaves together personal stories, satirical observations, a series of lists, recipes, and other vignettes that will strike a chord of recognition with women of every age – while making you laugh until you fall over. Everything I know About Love is about the struggles of early adulthood in all its grubby, hopeful uncertainty.“ #books #book #bookfairies #bookfairy #fairy #fairies #liverpool #lpool #liverpoolone #albertdock #story #stories #read #novel #novels #bookstagram #bookfairiesliverpool #ibelieveinbookfairies

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Find Browns on Paradise Street, and escape to a grand café setting worthy of days gone by. We love their lobster nights, and advise arriving with enough time to wait for your date as you get some reading done while enjoying a glass of Moët & Chandon Impérial.

Perfect pair: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton will transport you to Gilded Age New York City.

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