Independent bookshops are great places to spend time in. These portraits are some of the lovely people who can help you find something special. You really can't beat the smell of fresh ink in a new hardback or the excitement on discovering a copy of that out of print classic. So next time you are passing a bookshop, pop in. You might be surprised what you find.

Stuart at Camilla's Bookshop - Favourite book: Brazen Chariots by Robert Crisp
at Boulevard Bookshop - Favourite book: Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse
Mike at Bestsellers Bookshop - Favourite book: The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
Louise at Kemp Town Books - Favourite book: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Jeff at Mr and Mrs Doak's Bookshop - Favourite book: Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner
Graham at 32 Seconds - Favourite book: The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Jonathan at Bow Window Bookshop - Favourite book: The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
Annette at Bags of Books - Favourite book: The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
Andrew at A Y Cumming - Favourite book: The Lord of The Rings by JR Tolkien
Susan at The Fifteenth Century Bookshop - Favourite book: Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Rosie at Lewes Book Centre - Favourite book: The Dunkirk Directive by Donald Richmond
Jon at Brighton Books - Favourite book: Southern Mail by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Jason at Camden Lock Books - Favourite book: Death on the Installment Plan by Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Carl at Artwords - Favourite book: An Invocation: Five Hundred and Thirty Books from Southend Central Library by Mike Nelson
Michael at Arthur Probsthain - Favourite book:Magic Mountain by Tomas Munn
Aidan at Magma - Favourite book: The Kinfolk Table by Nathan Williams

Senan at Bookmarks - Favourite book: A People's History of the World by Chris Harman
David at London Review Bookshop - Favourite book: Bad Mouth by Alan Wall

Lucy at Claire de Rouen - Favourite book:Neue Welt by Wolfgang Tillmans
Hamilton at PS Books - Favourite book: Signs by Nino Migliori

Peter at Colin Page Books - Favourite book: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Nash at Much Ado Books - Favourite book: "It changes"
Ewan and David at Tome Books - Favourite book: E: Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor D: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Alice at Persephone Books - Favourite book: Harriet by Elizabeth Jenkins