July 13, 2020

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.

With thanks to Bryars & Bryars fo...

April 12, 2020

It gave us a real appreciation for the difficulties independent bookshops face at the moment and reminded me how great they can be! Now when I order books I’m

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 Gallery

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. 

Bookshop with a Quest: Round Table Books

Inside Brixton Market, Round Table Books is co-located with the publishing company Knights of  They share a quest to bring repre...

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