Belgravia Books The creation of independent publisher Gallic Books, Belgravia specialises in translated fiction and titles from other independent publishers.
"It is a great place to pick up little hidden gems your friends might not have heard of, like I Love You When I'm Drunk by Empar Molliner, a recent find of mine," says Lisa.
Where: 50 Westow Street, London SE19 3AF (020 8771 8831; uk) 7.
Much Ado Books A classic bookshop, "with books and chairs scattered throughout," according to Chris.
The Poetry Bookshop"All poets flinch at the idea of ending up in a second-hand bookshop but perhaps not this one, where you will be among friends," says Olivia.
Stock includes "beautiful and rare editions going well back to the 1870s and 1880s, from Ted Hughes to Thom Gunn".
Foyles"Foyles burst its London borders for the first time last year, opening in Bristol in March," states Lisa.
"Like the others, this one prides itself on its range.
This week’s panel: Chris Conway is MD of The Book Partnership (uk); Sara Sheridan is a historical novelist; her next book, Brighton Belle, is out in April; Lisa Campbell is Retail Reporter for The Bookseller (thebookseller.com); Rebecca Swift is director of The Literary Consultancy (uk) and has compiled her recommendations with TLC readers; Olivia Cole is literary editor of GQ magazine (uk) and the author of Restricted View. The London Review Book Shop"This has developed as a bookshop in the classic mould, as befits a shop within a stone's throw of the British Museum," says Chris."As such, the 'corporate' feel is significantly reduced."Where: 82 Gower Street, London WC1E 6EQ (waterstones.com)5.P&G Wells At this independent bookstore "you can imagine hanging out with the ghost of Jane Austen, who lived here on College Street," says Olivia."Apart from anything the skylights are elegant and the facade makes me feel as if I'm stepping back through time," she explains.Where: 83 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4QW (020 7224 2295; uk) 10."It has an emphasis on the Bloomsbury Group (their 'rural' centre was nearby), but many other sections too.Group events cover a variety of activities, and the shop is involved with local libraries, and several other organisations"."The layouts in all branches are brilliant at enticing you towards something you didn't necessarily know you wanted.But I have a soft spot for the one on Marylebone High Street." Sara also admits to being a regular visitor here.And "the free tea and coffee, occasionally with a complimentary cake, certainly helps to make the shopping experience even more enjoyable".Where: 59 Ebury Street, London SW1W 0NZ (020 7259 9336; SOUTH WEST12.