Founded more than 70 years ago, this is one of London’s smallest bookshops and one of the most elegant and individual in the world. It is also one of the most delightfully old-fashioned, with receipts written out by hand.
Old and new books jostle for space but, if you cannot find what you are looking for, one of the hugely urbane staff will order it. Not a place to go if you are looking for ‘three-for-the-price of two’ best-sellers or for memoirs purportedly written by footballers or superchefs, but a quiet reserve for true bibliophiles. Open traditional hours – no 24/7 mania here.
London W1J 5HH