December’s Bookshop of the Month is the fabulous London Review Bookshop, located in Bloomsbury, the literary heart of London. Today we pay a visit to this lovely bookstore and coffee house.
The London Review Bookshop opened in the heart of London’s Bloomsbury in May 2003. Since then it has established itself as one of the city’s leading independent bookshops. Affiliated with the renowned and influential London Review of Books publication, this bustling bookstore boast an extensive selection of titles as well as an intimate and friendly atmosphere.
Situated a stone’s throw away from the British Museum and within easy walking distance of Tottenham Court Road station and Covent Garden, the London Review Bookshop is a great place to visit on a trip around central London.
The bookshop holds a comprehensive selection of fiction, history, politics, biography, poetry, philosophy, essays and criticism. The shop also has smaller sections on science, music, art, religion, travel writing, classics and cookery, as well as a magazine section and a selection of limited editions, modern firsts and second hand books.
The staff are extremely helpful and are always happy to fulfil an order, whether by phone, fax, email or in person (and any books not in stock can easily be obtained within a couple of days). The shop also hosts a programme of events, book readings and discussions from bestselling authors, so keep an eye out for forthcoming visits.
The Cake Shop also deserves a mention, selling mouth-watering cakes (try the pistachio), specialist teas and coffee, freshly made sandwiches and salads, making this a true literary coffee-house. Needless to say, it’s a favourite here at the Yale office…
How to find the London Review Bookshop
London Review Bookshop
14 Bury Place,
020 7269 9030
Monday to Saturday: 10am – 6.30pm
Sunday: 12 – 6pm