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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...

July 25, 2019

Gallivanting in New York City -  here are my top three picks chosen for their New Yorkness, good books and staff. All downtown Manhattan, so a complete itinerary.

 

The Mysterious Bookshop

Way down on mean Warren Street waits The Mysterious Bookshop. Collectible, ne...

May 19, 2019

Pages Cheshire Street, in the former location of Caravanserail just off Brick Lane, is stocked with new books by women and non-binary writers.

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.

March 2, 2019

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

October 19, 2018

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

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...

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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