Local Bookshops

Blackwell's Bookshop

50-51 High Holborn, London WC1V 6EP, UK – 020 7292 5100

Very small bookshop. Never answer their phone so you can check stock before you make an unnecessary journey. Very limited stock and has no association with the publishing company of the same name. Go to Foyles instead.

Really lovely shop to just browse in ( before you then have to stop yourself buying more books than you can carry 🤣). Particularly liked the big selection of employee recommendations. This is a great way to read something I may not have chosen before.


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

Pleasant shop but high prices. Had what I wanted in stock.

Went to a book signing there yesterday. Staff were lovely. Also, you can grab a coffee from the coffee shop opposite.

Daunt Books

61 Cheapside, London EC2V 6AX, UK – 020 7248 1117

A good bookshop. Visit while there are still bookshops to visit. Buy a book.

Great service, helped me locate a book whose author and name I couldn't quite remember, for a present.

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