Located in the heart of Bloomsbury, just a Rosetta Stone’s throw from the British Museum, the London Review Bookshop has established itself as an essential part of the capital’s cultural life. Opened in 2003 by the London Review of Books, it’s a place for people who love books to meet, talk, drink excellent tea and coffee, consume delicious cake, and of course, browse.
Our selection of more than 20,000 titles ranges from the classics of world literature to the cutting edge of contemporary fiction and poetry, not forgetting a copious display of history, politics, philosophy, cookery, essays and children’s books. And our lovely shop, designed by Amanda Culpin of utility, provides the perfect setting in which to explore them all.
Our aim has always been to represent on our shelves the distinctive ethos of the Review – intelligent without being pompous; engaged without being partisan. If you aren’t able to visit us in person, we hope our website will give you a flavour of what makes the shop unique. If you are able to join us in Bury Place, we look forward to finding you the books you know you need, and more importantly, the ones you didn’t know you needed.
Don’t just take our word for it. Some of our friends and loyal customers share their thoughts about the London Review Bookshop in this short video:
Bloomsbury is home to some of London’s most interesting buildings, shops, museums and galleries, as well as possessing an unparalleled literary heritage. Here’s our pick of the other places we think you should visit while you’re in the neighbourhood.
- LRB Bookshop
- 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL
- +44 (0) 20 7269 9030
- Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. — 6.30 p.m.
- Sunday 12 p.m. — 6 p.m.
The London Review Bookshop is also available for hire; download our brochure or call (020) 7269 9030 for more information.
How to Get Here
- Holborn (5 mins)
- Tottenham Court Road (6 mins)
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