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November 11, 2019

Welcome new readers and regular book fiends.  I've been exploring South and East London and am bursting to share three amazing bookshops, plus a book podcast. As always my recommendations are unsponsored and fresh. 

Bookshop with Art: South London Ga...

April 12, 2019

Telling Tales, the Saturday bookshop in Hackney is relocating to a canal boat. More news when I visit, I think the bookshop boat is still being fitted.

April 5, 2019

Making waves in the bookselling world and with a fair amount of press in the US, The Second Shelf is still a secret to the general book browser. Hidden in Smith Court in Soho, just off busy Brewer Street

March 2, 2019

Tour after tour, people tell me this is their favourite bookshop visit.

January 17, 2019

No, not the Bookshop Brawl! I refuse to battle for that amazing vintage magazine in the box on the floor in the basement at Any Amount of Books. But maybe we could flip a coin for it?

Feeling a bit giddy as it is almost the Fourth Annual London Bookshop Crawl, when...

November 6, 2018

The Simple Things magazine in November features bookish pleasures: Frances Ambler notes that browsing in a bookstore is enjoyable in itself and carries the promise of pleasurable hours to come.  Highlighting wonderful bookshops around the country, we wer...

October 19, 2018

Visited in quick succession, the bookshops create a collage of the area, its aspirations and past.

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