09 Oct 2021
2 Great Independent London Book Shops
A book shop is a place of wonder. It's a place where we can find the answers to questions we never knew we wanted to ask. And London is home to some of the oldest and most fascinating little shops in the UK!
John Sandoe is one such bookshop. Based in Chelsea since the '50's, they have over 30,000 books piled around their elegant little store. With signed copies from authors including Peter Frankopan and Sophie Roberts, famous masterpieces and everything in between, the shop caters for every need. Their subscription service also allows readers to regularly choose new books that staff recommend to them based on their taste - a great personal touch!
As a local landmark, John Sandoe helps the local community whenever possible. They hold local events and offer a library service for private clients including schools and clubs.
Nearby in Kensington, South Kensington Books is another shop connected to the local community. They are expanding their children’s section and have worked extensively with Abi Elphinstone, a children’s book author and local resident. They also spend their time helping out local schools, providing discounted books and donating books to school raffles.
If you're in the area, both these shops are worth a visit. Help them on their mission to spread knowledge in the local area and help people to discover their own story.
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Business Names or Chorus Profiles
South Kensington Books, John Sandoe Books
Books, Children's Books
Thurloe Street - SW7, Blacklands Terrace - SW3