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OT: Recommended London Bookstores for Literary Classics

Folio Society devotees

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1JCaesar
Nov 8, 8:05am Top

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?

2N11284
Nov 8, 1:00pm Top

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.

3wcarter
Nov 8, 3:36pm Top

>1 JCaesar:
Whenever I visit London, I always go to Daunt Books, Marylebone. Wonderful books and ambience.

4garyjbp
Nov 8, 5:13pm Top

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.

5dlphcoracl
Nov 8, 5:40pm Top

>1 JCaesar:

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.

6Fierylunar
Nov 9, 8:35am Top

>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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