London Bookshop Crawl: New Additions for 2019

There's under a week left until the 2019 edition of the London Bookshop Crawl and we're really excited by how many new additions we have to the list of participating bookshops! You can see the full list of all the participating shops on our Big List, but these are the ones that are joining in for the first time this year - visit them if you can.

Al Saqi Books

Stocking a wide range of books on subjects related to the Middle East and books of all genres in Arabic, Al Saqi Books is the bookshop of publishers Saqi Books. Visit them in Westbourne Grove, W2.

Nearest station: Royal Oak (Circle, Hammersmith & City) or Bayswater (Circle, District)

The Barnes Bookshop

Lovely local bookshop stocking a variety of books, cards and wrapping paper.

Nearest station: Barnes Bridge (overground) or 419 or 33 bus from Richmond.

Other interesting things nearby: London Wetland Centre (really relaxing and great for kids)


The largest socialist bookshop in Britain, stocking books from politics and sociology through to radical kids books.

Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road (Central & Northern)

British Library Bookshop

The bookshop of the British Library stocking a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and books relating to their exhibitions.

Nearest station: Kings Cross St Pancras (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria)

Other interesting things nearby: Cats on the Page free exhibition at the British Library, The Canopy Market by Regents Canal


A brand new independent bookshop stocking a beautifully curated variety of books for all ages. Also with a cafe serving drinks, cake and lunches, and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities!

Nearest station: Pinner (Metropolitan)

Other interesting things nearby: The Heath Robinson Museum

Crofton Books

Vintage, retro, rare and unique books!

Nearest station: Crofton Park (Thameslink/Southeastern)

Other interesting things nearby: hosting an event from 3pm - 5pm on Saturday 9th at Crofton Park Library.

Discover Children's Story Centre

Children's story attraction including a story garden, interactive story trail and various exhibitions. The shop stocks books for all ages from birth upwards as well as a range of toys!

Nearest station: Stratford High Street (DLR)

Other interesting things nearby: not far from Westfield shopping centre...

House of Hodge

Charity bookshop with a wide range of books from all genres.

Nearest station: Arsenal (Piccadilly)

Other interesting things nearby: Emirates Stadium (Arsenal Football Club's ground)

Leaf and Groove

A crowdfunded bookshop set up to support the library and stocking a wide range of second hand books.

Nearest station: Forest Hill (overground & Southeastern)

Other interesting things nearby: The Horniman Museum (free)

Ottie and the Bea

Purveyors of playfulness and creativity and stocking all sorts of things for children.

Nearest station: Westcombe Park (overground)

Oxfam Books, Hampstead

Specialist second hand bookshop selling a wide range of books as well as CDs, vinyl and sheet music.

Nearest station: Hampstead (Northern)

Other interesting things nearby: Burgh House & Hampstead Museum (open Friday & Sunday)

Oxfam Books, Herne Hill

Second hand books of all genres.

Nearest station: Herne Hill (Thameslink & Southeastern)

Other interesting things nearby: Brockwell Park, with Lido and playground.

Oxfam Books, Islington

Second hand books across all genres. Also selling DVDs and CDs.

Nearest station: Angel (Northern)

Oxfam Books,Kentish Town

Second hand books, CDs and vinyl.

Nearest station: Kentish Town West (overground)

Oxfam Books, Muswell Hill

Second hand books of all genres.

Nearest station: Alexandra Palace and then a bus

Other interesting things nearby: Alexandra Palace Market (Sunday 10am - 3pm)

Paper and Cup

Community cafe offering delicious coffee and treats, plus books!

Nearest station: Shoreditch High Street (Overground) or Old Street (Northern)

Other interesting things nearby: Brick Lane Sunday Market, Spitalfields Market

Quinto Books

Quinto Bookshop & Francis Edwards sell rare, antiquarian, second hand and collectable books of all genres.

Nearest station: Leciester Square Station (Piccadilly, Northern)

Other interesting things nearby: Chinatown (especially visit Bake and get some green tea ice cream in a fish shaped waffle cone - we don't care that it's cold, it's amazing)

Rosetta Stone Bookshop

Inclusive, independent bookshop with a wide range of English and Arabic titles.

Nearest station: Ravenscourt Park (District), Hammersmith (Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, Piccadilly)

The Second Shelf

Rare books, first editions and rediscovered works by women.

Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly, Bakerloo)

South Bank Book Market

One of the last second hand book markets in England with a fantastic range of books. Beautiful location.

Nearest station: Waterloo (Waterloo & City, Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee) or Temple (Circle, District)

Other interesting things nearby: Southbank Centre Food Festival and various other events.

South Kensington Books

Eclectic bookshop stocking new and remainder books.

Nearest station: South Kensington (District, Circle, Piccadilly)

Other interesting things nearby: Museums (Science, Natural History, Victoria & Albert (shop participating in the event)), Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens & Peter Pan statue.

The Book and Record Bar

Sells books and a wide range of music plus coffee!

Nearest station: West Norwood (Southern)

You can find all of these plus all of the other participating bookshops on our Big List and other route maps designed to help you plan your bookshop crawl weekend! Don't forget to download your Bookshop Crawl ID card from the Plan your Crawl page and get ready..

London Bookshop Crawl 2019 takes place from February 8th - 10th. All perks and discounts are offered at the discretion of the bookshops and while stocks last. Join the fun! #LondonBookshopCrawl

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