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Address: 16 Cecil Court | WC2, London, England
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+44 20 7836 8661
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Mon - Sat 10:30 - 18:00

Marchpane is known for having the finest collection of antique children's...

Marchpane is known for having the finest collection of antique children's books for sale.

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Enchanted shop !

A library full of old children books, with a "retro" look ... perfect! The prices are not cheap but not expensive too, just correct. I looked dreamily to the old editions of... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2016
Leuven, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I have been looking for a special copy of Alice in Wonderland for a while without really knowing what I was looking for. We were lucky enough to come across Marchpane whilst away in London for the weekend. They have a lot of Alice books of all different ages. The advice and knowledge of the two gentlemen in the shop... More 

Thank Pumpk
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Thank you very much for your kind review. Come again soon, you and your partner are welcome anytime Kenneth Fuller More 

Leuven, Belgium
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

A library full of old children books, with a "retro" look ... perfect! The prices are not cheap but not expensive too, just correct. I looked dreamily to the old editions of Alice in Wonderland, nearly regretting that I already bought a too expensive book this month, then, I found a pretty "early copy edition" of this green edition I... More 

1 Thank Fulgoridae
Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

I have always loved the store and have bought things from it many times in the past. But I was so disappointed today about the rude reaction I got when I called to see if I could arrange a purchase. I am currently living abroad and so I can't come into the store. When I asked the person on the... More 

Thank Alexandra B
Management response:

She wanted to buy 3 Winnie the Pooh prints and suggested thar I photograph the entire stock (approx 80). i suggested that she have a look at the books and tell me which images she wanted and we would send the corresponding antique prints. We do not normally send prints overseas but I was prepared to make an exception even... More 

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Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

I cannot recommend this shop enough. Kenneth, the shop keeper, was incredibly kind. He has accumulated what must be the largest number of rare Alice books in London, and was happy to show them off to me, as I've collected Alice things for 29 years now. We got to chatting, and I mentioned how my son loves Doctor Who and... More 

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Thank you so much. I really appreciate the feedback. I wish there was a Customer Advisor feedback site. Best Wishes Kenneth More 

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Reviewed 6 November 2013

I went to visit on Sunday and it was closed. But I could only assume all. I went to their website and the opening hour is not stated, so I took a chance since some other bookstores on Cecil Court were open. They are the only bookstore that doesn't have a sign post on the door that says when their... More 

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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