OT: Recommended London Bookstores for Literary Classics
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I'll be visiting London this November and was wondering if someone could recommend the best bookstores that focuses on beautiful/ fine editions of literary classics.
There seem to be so many interesting bookstores in London, but since I'm travelling along with some non-bibliophiles I think I'll only be able to visit a couple of them so any must see recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I would love to find something similar to New York City's The Strand Bookstore.
Also I heard the Folio Society own London store closed down several years ago. So are there no more Folio Society-dedicated stores to visit in London anymore?
If you go to the Folio Society Groups page on LT , where all of the topics are listed, and enter London in the search box at the top right above "Last Message" , you will see a long list of threads , some dormant, addressing your question.
Whenever I visit London, I always go to Daunt Books, Marylebone. Wonderful books and ambience.
you can't go wrong by starting in Charing Cross: lots of used book shops. the one I remember best is Any Amount of Books.
1. Peter Harrington Ltd. They have two bookshops in London, one in Chelsea (100 Fulham Road) and the other in Mayfair (43 Dover St.).
2. Henry Sotheran Ltd. : 2-5 Sackville Street, Piccadilly.
3. Sophie Schneideman Rare Books: 331 Portobello Road, W10 5SA
4. Bertram Rota: 31 Long Acre, Covent Garden.
5. Daunt Books: 83 Marylebone High St., Marylebone.
>4 garyjbp: Beware of overpaying at Charing Cross book stores. Last time I was in London, all three of the major bookstores offering secondhand FS books at Charing Cross were terribly overpriced (Henry Pordes, Any Amount of Books, Quinto). Checking abe/Ebay for market value before buying might be a good idea.
I always enjoy Skoob Books near Russell Square.
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