Hello book people! London Bookshops 1: Bryars and Bryars is first of a short series of ten minute interview with London booksellers. For those of you who've met him, you'll understand why I'm starting with Tim Bryars, offering a look inside his fabulous map and book shop. Dickens! Circulating Libraries! London Underground Maps!
This video is for everyone who has been on a walking tour of London bookshops with me and everyone who is dreaming of travel and being able to visit.
Here's to safe visits and online shopping with indie bookshops. Right now in mid-July the centre of London is much quieter than residential neighbourhoods, so if you can walk or bike in there is space on the pavements and in the shops.
Hosted by Lauren of Bluestocking Books UK, London bookshops walking tours.
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.
The South London Gallery is across two beautiful buildings in Camberwell, and has several shops - the main building bookshop is the one you're after. Staff here are incredibly friendly, with a real desire to share knowledge. The book and magazine selection is reminiscent of ArtWords, but with a local South London spin. Museum is free, cafe is delicious so this is a whole afternoon out.