Charing cross second hand bookshop
AnyAmountofBooksThere are extensive fiction, history and politics sections — as well as a music section that features an actual piano — and you can lose hours poking around the shelves. Peruse the more popular titles on the bookstands outside then head inside to discover plenty more, from fiction to cooking, and psychology to poetry. Black Gull also has an outpost up in East Finchley, with a decent selection of antiquarian titles and books for younger readers. What could be better than a floating secondhand bookshop? Make sure you check out the shop's Twitter feed to find out where Word on the Water currently is before you try to visit! Regents Canal.
The Best Second-Hand Bookshops in London
Put on some comfortable shoes, grab a decent sized bag and a pocket full of change because here is a walking tour of my top second hand book shops in London. Each store on this walk is on and around the wonder of Charing Cross Road. I have chosen my favourite in the second hand and vintage variety, and of course, as this blog specialises in, the best places to pick up a great second hand mystery book at a great price. The book walk begins at Leicester Square Station and heads north, ending up at the Wellcome Collection in Euston, with each bookshop close to the last on a winding literary road. The reason for which will become apparent further down this post. The first along this row, and the reason I start this tour here is Any Amount of Books. This is simply my favourite second hand book shop in London.
Today you can browse more than , titles. Show on map. Quinto Bookshop deals in second-hand, antiquarian, and rare books. For the dedicated fangirl or boy, Gosh! Comics carries a range of graphic novels that will make your eyes pop out of your head. From 30, Round trip. One of the best ways to explore a new destination is by car.
Our basement is closed for the monthly restock. Our opening times are back to normal. Lejeune clearly had a great taste for books: from first editions Wodehouse and Edgar Rice Burroughs to vintage crime and horror stories. Many more will be shelved in the next few months, both in Quinto and Francis Edwards. All remaining basement stock will be boxed up on Saturday 5 January and we will re-open the basement with completely new stock on Tuesday 8 January at 2pm.
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A true gem for those attracted to the charm of old books and knowledgeable booksellers. We stock a wide ranging, constantly changing stock of books. Come in and browse and find yourself pleasantly surprised in a real shop with helpful staff that has become part of the fabric of the street. We are very proud to keep the tradition of secondhand bookselling alive on Charing Cross Road. We are the perfect place to browse and find that unusual gift for someone special, or just for yourself. Illustration of the shop above drawn by customer Swetha Kanithi , "London is filled with charming buildings, but Any Amount of Books is easily one of my favourite second-hand books stores in the universe. I love it to the moon and back.
Claire Lancaster contributed additional reporting to this article. Save to Wishlist. From Bloomsbury to Brixton, London is home to a wealth of second-hand bookshops offering big titles at bargain prices. Skoob Books Bookstore. In a 2,square-foot space — with over 55, titles squeezed on shelves, displayed on tables or even towered up on the floor — Skoob Books is considered one of the best and broadest second-hand bookshops in London. Located on the underground level of The Brunswick in the Bloomsbury area , this amazing store provides its customers with a large collection of books in philosophy, modern literature, art, politics and many other subjects — all at half price or less! It also sells postcards, book cover posters, and Penguin and Puffin mugs, and they offer discounts for students.