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by Mike Whyte (subscribe)
Published January 5th 2013
A bookshop for those serious about books

If there's one thing they're passionate about at the London Review Bookshop, it's books. It may not be the biggest of the independent bookshops in London, but it is probably the most informed. The bookshop is carefully stocked, and the staff are amazingly knowledgeable about the products they sell - it is the type of place where you can find the book you've been looking for without knowing very much about it, including the title - just by asking the people who work there.

The store is attractively laid out over two floors, and it is the type of place where you are left to explore in peace, so you can get lost between the covers and in the words. Once you've decided on the purchase you'd like to make, you can even pop through the open archway, following the delicious coffee and cake aromas wafting through, into the coffee shop which forms part of the building - either with a friend, to discuss one of the titles you've seen, or simply to settle down and get a little bit of reading in, while enjoying the relaxing surroundings.

Now, as I told you, books here are a serious business - and this is where the Review part of the bookshop comes in. Before the bookshop came the London Review of Books literary paper - which includes in-depth reviews and essays on topics as diverse as Science, Politics and Literary Criticism - examples of past noted editions can be seen in frames on the coffee shop walls.

So, if you're looking for a book which will really entertain, move or excite, or you're just looking for something to put on your coffee table - why not take a walk along to the London Review Bookshop and let the experts help guide you to your perfect read.

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Why? One of the best and most informed bookshops in London
When: Monday to Saturday: 10am - 6.30pm Sunday: 12 - 6pm
Phone: 020 7269 9030
Where: 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL
Cost: varies
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It's great to have staff who actually know what books they are selling, and to be able to inform you about them.
by Bastion Harrison (score: 4|12626) 3501 days ago
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