Bookshops and bookstores

Local bookshops for new books, rare and secondhand books in EC3N

Bookshops

Foyles

Unit 22, Lower Concourse, London Waterloo Station, Station Approach, Lambeth, London SE1 8SW, UK – 020 3206 2680

Good selection of books and comics.

Inspired to have this branch of Foyles here God send for a good book to read on a long journey

National Theatre Bookshop

National Theatre, Lambeth, London SE1 9PX, UK – 020 7452 3456

Who would have thought that a theatre complex could contain such a good bookshop. With a large number of theatre and the arts related books it really is a joy to browse the shelves. There is other stuff to buy as well but the books are the main event. I really enjoyed looking around before seeing the show.

Charming bookshop with beautiful, original displays. Interesting book selection and very relaxing and tranquil atmosphere. An unexpected place for unusual gifts for booklovers.

Daunt Books

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

A friendly little branch of Daunt Books in the heart of The City. The shop is small, but stocked with all the the usual refinements of the other branches. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I was after 2 books that the Marylebone branch was sold out of but after their staff called the Cheapside branch and asked them to hold them both for me. They obliged and I was able to collect them 20 minutes later.

Great variety of books that make for a great way to spend an hour at lunch, and a great way to make me wish I had more money for more books. Would recommend if you're in the area and need a new read.