14 Stunning Independent Bookshops in London

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1. Daunt Books

 

Daunt Books is renowned as one of London’s leading travel and literary bookshops, with branches across London.

 
 

2. Lutyens & Rubinstein

Founded in 2009 by established literary agents, the Lutyens & Rubinstein Bookshop sells fiction and general non-fiction with an emphasis on excellence in writing and narrative across a broad range of genres.

 

Founded in 2009 by established literary agents, the Lutyens & Rubinstein Bookshop sells fiction and general non-fiction with an emphasis on excellence in writing and narrative across a broad range of genres.

 
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3. London Review Bookshop

Opened in 2003 by the London Review of Books, the shop hosts a selection of more than 20,000 titles. They also have great cake.

 

Opened in 2003 by the London Review of Books, the shop hosts a selection of more than 20,000 titles. They also have great cake.

 
 

 

4. Foyles

"London's most famous bookstore" has just opened its brand new building at 107 Charing Cross Road – just next door to the old one.

 

“London’s most famous bookstore” has just opened its brand new building at 107 Charing Cross Road – just next door to the old one.

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5. Goldsboro Books.

Situated in the heart of the west end, Goldsboro specialises in signed first editions.

 

Situated in the heart of the west end, Goldsboro specializes in signed first editions.

 

6. Koenig Books

A German-owned independent bookshop specialising in art, architecture and photography.

 

A German-owned independent bookshop specializing in art, architecture and photography.

7. Forbidden Planet

The world’s largest and best-known science fiction, fantasy and cult entertainment retailer also offers a huge range of books on science fiction, cult and pulp titles that you won’t find anywhere else.

 

The world’s largest and best-known science fiction, fantasy and cult entertainment retailer also offers a huge range of books on science fiction, cult and pulp titles that you won’t find anywhere else.

 
 

8. Claire de Rouen Books.

Situated above the William Hill on Charing Cross Road, Claire de Rouen is the only specialist photography and fashion bookshop in London.

 

Situated above the William Hill on Charing Cross Road, Claire de Rouen is the only specialist photography and fashion bookshop in London.

9. Persephone Books

A bookshop and a publisher, Persephone Books reprints neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly women) writers.

 

A bookshop and a publisher, Persephone Books reprints neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly women) writers.

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10. Big Green Bookshop

An independent book shop in Wood Green, North London, selling interesting titles by great authors in a relaxed, friendly, environment.

 

An independent book shop in Wood Green, North London, selling interesting titles by great authors in a relaxed, friendly, environment.

11. Arthur Probsthain

Established in 1903, Arthur Probsthain is one of the leading Oriental and African booksellers in the world.

 

Established in 1903, Arthur Probsthain is one of the leading Oriental and African booksellers in the world.

 
 

12. Gay’s The Word

London's leading lesbian and gay bookshop.

 

London’s leading lesbian and gay bookshop.

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13. Belgravia Books

Situated near London Victoria, Belgravia Books stocks translated titles and work from indie presses, among others.

 

Situated near London Victoria, Belgravia Books stocks translated titles and work from indie presses, among others.

 
 

 

If you visit on Wednesday you can meet their shop dog, Baxter. He is a delight.

14. Gosh!

Stocking the best in graphic storytelling, from mainstream superhero to translated European albums, plus vintage children’s books, contemporary graphic fiction, manga and small press titles.

 

Stocking the best in graphic storytelling, from mainstream superhero to translated European albums, plus vintage children’s books, contemporary graphic fiction, manga and small press titles.

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