• John sandoe London
  • The term “old school” is often bandied about, but John Sandoe is one shop that truly deserves the distinction. Housed in three mid-18th century buildings, its plentiful, full-to-bursting shelves aren’t piled high with best-sellers, but rather volumes that you won’t see anywhere else on specialized topics like Islamic Art and other design-related literature. (Their only criterion is “good books,” although art and design feature heavily into the… More info
    10 Blacklands Terrace, London, SW3 2SR
  • Brick lane bookshop London
  • Navigate your way through the hipster bars and colorful Asian restaurants of Brick Lane and you’ll find the quirky Brick Lane Bookshop tucked in among them. Not one of the many “achingly hip” establishments that Shoreditch has become known for, they are nevertheless over 30 years old and much loved by locals, tourists and authors alike. Starting out under the name That Book, the store began as a charity for The Tower Hamlets Art Projects, working… More info
    166 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RU
  • The folio society London
  • While tablets mean that people are increasingly turning to the electronic page, there are some publishers who maintain that beauty still remains in the physical form of the book. The Folio Society has been selling finely assembled, special editions of classic titles since 1947. Originally only selling to members, the company has since opened itself up to the public. Selling through its own store in Bloomsbury (along with a select few others) it… More info
    44 Eagle St , London, WC1R 4FS
  • Donlon books London
  • Donlon Books is a shoebox of a shop that sits on Broadway Market in a picturesque spot opposite London Fields park. Emerging from the growing collection of art books that owner Connor Donlon had amassed over the years, the store quickly became a go-to place for rare, out of print and hard to find titles. Subjects include photography, counter-culture, artists’ books and a range of esoteric curiosities. So whether it’s a copy of "The Harlem Book… More info
    77 Broadway Market, London, E8 4PH
  • Koenig books London
  • As Europe’s largest independent bookseller, it is only natural that Koenig Books should have a branch on the famous literary thoroughfare of Charing Cross Road. Opened in 2006, the bookstore is one of London’s greatest resources for art books with a special emphasis on photography. Split over two levels, the sleek shop is a photographer’s dream. On the ground floor, the beautiful books are done justice with careful presentation that allows them… More info
    80 Charing Cross Rd, London, WC2H 0BB
  • Broadway bookshop London
  • Located on Broadway Market (East London’s popular hipster haunt), Broadway Books caters more towards the discerning reader than your average bookstore might. The store was founded in 2005 by Jane Howe, who had previously worked in a vast number of bookshops and in her own words “wanted to bring good reading matter to East London.” On offer is a wide selection of literary fiction (with staff on hand to advise on lesser known classic novels) in… More info
    6 Broadway Market, London, E8 4QJ
  • Bookartbookshop London
  • Located on the corner of Pitfield Street in the heart of Shoreditch, Bookartbookshop is both a retail outlet and platform from which to showcase artists’ work. Set up by Tanya Peixoto in 2002 as a space dedicated to the promotion of artists’ books and independent art presses, the shop has since gained a stellar reputation. Aside from the ‘zines, workbooks, posters, poetry and graphic novels, Bookartbookshop hosts exhibitions, lectures, book… More info
    17 Pitfield St, London, N1 6HB
  • Nomad books London
  • Owner Harriet Morton started Fulham Road’s Nomad Books in 1990 and over the past twenty years it has become the complete modern bookshop. It is the quintessential independent store with family and community at its heart. The large coffee shop provides sustenance for the adults while a packed children’s section is fitted with cozy corners and comfortable seating for the many events Nomad organizes. Fiction at Nomad Books is well presented, with… More info
    781 Fulham Rd, London, SW6 5HA
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