Best Bookstores in London

Locals’ favorite places

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1. Daunt Books
84 Marylebone High St
27local recommendations
Sara
Sara says “One of the most prestigious book stores to do a book launch. Wonderful inside, books are unconventio...” ·
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2. Books For Cooks
4 Blenheim Cres
19local recommendations
Alice
Alice says “Cookery Bookshop which also prepares the receipes from the books it sells! Get there at 12.15pm shar...” ·
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3. Queens Park Books
87 Salusbury Rd
13local recommendations
Tim
Tim says “Prefer to buy books in a shop rather than over the internet? Go here to get your fix” ·
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4. Artwords Bookshop
20-22 Broadway Market
14local recommendations
Victoria
Victoria says “Artwords is the specialist for books, magazines and videos on the contemporary visual arts and offer...” ·
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5. Donlon Books
75 Broadway Market
9local recommendations
Patrick
Patrick says “Run by a friend of Wolfgang Tillmans. Fantastic art book store with friendly helpful service. Also a...” ·
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6. Waterstones
82 Gower St
7local recommendations
Ash
Ash says “Very easy to while away the hours in this bookshop. Comprehensive and absorbing.” ·
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7. Daunt Books
112-114 Holland Park Ave
7local recommendations
Jaana
Jaana says “A real rarity, an independent bookshop! Go and browse their extensive collection, and enjoy your fi...”
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8. Bookseller Crow On The Hill
50 Westow St
5local recommendations
Sarah
Sarah says “Great local independent bookshop” ·
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9. Skoob Books
9local recommendations
Aleks
Aleks says “Fabulous second-hand bookshop in Brunswick Square. You can get lost here for days! All of Marchmont ...” ·
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10. John Sandoe Books
10 Blacklands Terrace
6local recommendations
Clive
Clive says “Simply the best bookshop in London.” ·
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11. Nomad Books
781 Fulham Rd
6local recommendations
Nahal
Nahal says “Cute little book shop with a cafe!” ·
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12. London Review Bookshop
14-16 Bury Pl
6local recommendations
Andrea
Andrea says “Fabulous cakes and literary atmosphere - plus one of London's best bookshops” ·
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13. The Broadway Bookshop
6 Broadway Market
5local recommendations
Rebecca
Rebecca says “Nice book shop, actually a little further down the street than it shows up on the map here.” ·
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14. Stoke Newington Bookshop
159 Stoke Newington High St
7local recommendations
Ruth
Ruth says “Independently run bookshop. Friendly staff and locally relavant books too.” ·
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15. Owl Bookshop
207-209 Kentish Town Rd
7local recommendations
Katrina
Katrina says “Our friendly local bookshop. Somewhat limited by size, but you can reliably pick up a Ferrante, a Fr...” ·
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16. Artwords Bookshop
73 Rivington St
5local recommendations
Sara
Sara says “Artwords Bookshop is specialist for books, magazines on the contemporary visual arts and offers the ...” ·
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17. Any Amount of Books
56 Charing Cross Rd
1local recommendations
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18. Libreria Bookshop
65 Hanbury St
3local recommendations
Nancy
Nancy says “You have never been to a book shop like this one a definite must see!” ·
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19. Word On The Water
Regent's Canal Towpath
2local recommendations
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20. The Kennington Bookshop
306-308 Kennington Road
5local recommendations
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21. Review
131 Bellenden Rd
12local recommendations
Madeleine
Madeleine says “Excellent independent bookshop, run by a successful young author, good 'alternative' selection of jo...” ·
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22. Highgate Bookshop
9 Highgate High St
2local recommendations
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23. Book Mongers
439 Coldharbour Ln
3local recommendations
Mary
Mary says “Book Mongers is a wonderful second hand bookshop on Coldharbour Lane, a few minutes from Brixton sta...” ·
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24. The Calder Bookshop & Theatre
51 The Cut
2local recommendations
Jon
Jon says “A theatre bookshop with a difference (see website for screenings and performances).”
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25. London - Hatchards - Piccadilly
187 Piccadilly
3local recommendations
Dixie
Dixie says “Very old fashioned grand bookshop elegantly laid out 12 bus” ·
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26. Judd Books
82 Marchmont St
2local recommendations
Carla
Carla says “Lovely book shop. It's also great to wander around this whole area.”
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27. Kirkdale Bookshop
272 Kirkdale
3local recommendations
Tipi
Tipi says “Self-styled bookshop and cultural hub'. A cornerstone of the SE26 community and a great place for gi...” ·
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28. Dulwich Books Ltd
6 Croxted Rd
2local recommendations
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29. Big Green Bookshop
1 Brampton Park Rd
3local recommendations
Rachella
Rachella says “Nice, local independent bookshop”
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30. Watkins Books
19-21 Cecil Ct
2local recommendations
Beverley
Beverley says “Excellent esoteric book store just around the corner”