Sadly, the long established Invicta Bookshop in Newbury has closed, but you can still find a selection of their books, along with those of two other dealers in the Hungerford Arcade, and there are some secondhand books at The Hungerford Bookshop.
Ken's Paper Collectables in Newport Pagnell now only stocks printed ephemera and The Cottage Bookshop in Penn was used as a location "Midsomer Murders". Pemberley Natural History Books in Iver is a must for natural history fans, but otherwise, I'm afraid I have no personal knowledge of the shops in the county.
Lyme Regis still has a couple of shops, and Bridport, Weymouth, and the Poole area are still worth visiting. There is the excellent Winton Bookshop in Bournemouth and Dorset Books in Blandford. To the north the shops are more thinly scattered but The Antique Map and Bookshop at Puddletown is a must.
Apart from the Petersfield Bookshop and the Abbey Bookshop (sadly now closed) in Southsea, TheBookGuide's recent experience of the Hampshire bookshops is scant. Years ago I used to visit Southampton and was sorry to hear about the closure of the Shirley Bookshop.
Isle of Wight
The stand-out shop on the island - at least as far as our readers are concerned is Ryde Book Shop with over 30,000 tiles covering a wide range of subjects. Babushka Books, who have recently moved to larger premises in Shanklin, are said to be worth a look .
Now that's more like it, lots of bookshops. The city of Oxford has declined as a bookselling centre but the addition of Albion Beatnik and the rather ominously named, Last Bookshop, gives some reason for hope. In Henley-on-Thames, Jonkers Rare Books offers enticements capable of emptying the deepest of pockets.