Local Bookshops

Libreria Bookshop

65 Hanbury St, London E1 5JP, UK

Staff have knowledge on *every* book they shelve! It's incredible to be able to pick up a book then spend an hour discussing it with them and being given similar recommendations. They also let you sit down and read, no strings attached, which is lovely. The staff here care more about the customers than the profits.

A great little bookshop open late-ish. Great for stopping by after work for an hour or so with a really great choice and alcoves for sitting and reading. The small selection is well curated with guest shelves which can make choosing a new book a lot easier than in a big Waterstones. Only one small issue is that I found the loud, minimalist techno quite annoying, I think some low classical or jazz would suit it more and be less intrusive.


1-3 Whittington Ave, London EC3V 1PJ, UK – 020 7220 7882

Mid-size bookstore. Good array of books. Wide section of travel books (my fav).

Great variety of books. Lovely place. Very helpful staff.

The Riverside Bookshop

15, Hay's Galleria, Tooley St, London SE1 2QN, UK – 020 7378 1824

Fantastic, little bookshop. Plenty of books to choose from. Has two levels.

Very friendly staff. While it's not the biggest book store they do have a good variety and happy to order and help if they don't

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