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Persephone Books Ltd

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Warm welcome, delightful array of books beautifully published yet at very reasonable prices

Visited as part of a bookshop tour (see Bluestocking Books tours) around Bloomsbury. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sandra R
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Delightful Bookshop to Rummage in!

We saw this shop on a Sunday and it was open and doing good business. There is a wide variety of... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Rushden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited as part of a bookshop tour (see Bluestocking Books tours) around Bloomsbury. Lovely welcome for all of our group. Wide range of own publications, re-publishing excellent but forgotten and/or neglected books now languishing in unjustifiable obscurity. Beautiful quality printing incl typeface and paper, bound...More

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 25 August 2018

We saw this shop on a Sunday and it was open and doing good business. There is a wide variety of books, mostly reprinted ones which had gone out of print, and in the trademark grey covers. the staff were extraordinarily helpful and made the...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

What a great little bookstore. We have a book called Quiet London and this bookstore is one of the shops featured in the book. Was sitting outside the cafe next door and looked up to see Persephone in front of me. I didn't even know...More

2  Thank Brendan N
Reviewed 8 April 2018

A tiny slice of heaven if you're a booklover! From the pretty wallpaper-print endpapers to the appealingly minimal grey covers, Persephone books are lovely objects to collect. It helps that the catalogue of titles is as interesting as it is excellent - they are mostly...More

Thank nennykee
Reviewed 21 February 2018

A must-visit for book lovers, especially for readers who appreciate the need for feminist presses and for bookstores that prioritize selling female authors. Persephone Books sells mainly books by female authors that have gone out of print, in their signature grey, minimalist covers, with bright...More

2  Thank Leah v
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Oh my gosh I love this place! I read about it on a blog of cool bookshops to visit in London and decided to go and it did not disappoint. It Reprints of out of print books by women which is just such a cool...More

Thank Elspeth N
Reviewed 30 November 2017

I have been ordering Persephone books online from the U.S. for years and have loved everything I've bought. The books are gorgeous in their dove grey covers with wallpaper pattern liners to complement the period of the books. When I visited London recently, one of...More

1  Thank Susan D
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Persephone Books publishes works, primarily fiction, by women authors who were once well known but whose works were out of print. I went seeking Tirzah Garwood's Long Live Great Bardfield, her autobiography, and also found a biography of Vanessa Bell and a recounting by Virginia...More

1  Thank Hank219
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Persephone Press publishes a wonderful selection of writing by women authors old and new. Take your time to browse each and every one of them, with their lovely jackets and matching bookmarks. The setting also helps. It's like being inside someone's cozy living room.

Thank VictoriaAthens
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This is not a go in and grab a book shop. Its a browse and chat and think about what you would like to read next. It is not snooty highbrow by any means. It is a place to be thoughtful with thoughtful shop assistants...More

1  Thank walton1512
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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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