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August 24, 2018

Their foremost question was "how do small bookshops thrive in the UK?"

May 19, 2018

“Anyone who reads collects. Books silt up your living space.”

Last week I went along to a (free) panel discussion on collecting books organised by The Book Collector and hosted by IES University of London. The panel included rare books dealer Neil Pearson quoted in this...

May 6, 2018

Thrilled to have my article on London's independent bookshops featured in the May/June issue of FOCUS magazine. The goal at Bluestocking Books UK is to bring locals, expats and tourists over the threshold into the amazing variety of book stores in London. History, comm...

April 27, 2018

lovely review by travel blogger Liv on a Shoestring as part of  "London Cheap Thrills" (her photo below)

Plus Bluestocking Books was described as part of your "Perfect Weekend" by Time Out London. And it was so warm out I had to turn my customary tour guide costume of...

February 4, 2018

Sadly, I was not bitten by a radioactive bookworm that wriggled out of the National Archives...

Bluestocking Books was born in the red hot flames of the London Bookshop Crawls of 2016 and 2017, on marathons of book shopping with book bloggers, collectors and readers. Th...

February 2, 2018

Such a nice review from a recent Saturday tour! So many of the people who come along on our tours are not only readers but also writers, book bloggers and publishers. It is a thrill to introduce them to new bookshops and booksellers, from bargain secondhand treasure hu...

November 29, 2017

Good morning Mr Magpie. I see you are 37 cm tall and that is perfect. 

I've solved the problem of - 

what am I reading now?

and the problem of  - 

where did I put my book?

The solution is to read really large books and magazines, printed on paper.  The kind you open at...

November 14, 2017

I've spent a few weeks writing when I'd rather be reading, but should be back on track soon. Did manage to fit in a visit to the History of Magic at the British Library and spotted some excellent Tintin street art near Brick Lane by @Muretz, as well as visiting two 'ne...

November 1, 2017

Step 2:  Be brave and buy it Some of the most rewarding reads are the smallest, or shortest.

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