Any Amount of Books
Our shop is fifty yards from Leicester Square station, on the edge of Covent Garden and the Chinese quarter. We are close to many theatres and within spitting distance of Soho and Piccadilly. Books bought constantly.
We have books as cheap as £1 and rare books at many thousands of pounds. Nothing can replace actually going to a bookshop, come on down when next in town …
The Times Literary Supplement still maintains we are their favourite second hand bookshop and published a photo of the shop 100 years ago when it was owned by the folklorist A.H. Mayhew. Must remember to send the usual Jeroboam of Cristal. In October John Lee, L.A. Times travel correspondent, featured us in an article on London bookshops – he was attracted by “the green-painted bargain boxes outside … honey traps to passing pedestrians” and came in and bought a great bargain. German teenager Nicole sent us a very sweet fan letter. She wrote: “I had done quite some research on where to find used books in London ... but was surprised (in an absolutely positive way!) to see that so many people do actually come to your shop and support the whole idea! The staff was very nice as well, always had a smile on their faces - personally, I found it really heartwarming how their love for books and the shop was actually visible and not only a mask of politeness. It was in particular the young man at the checkout who really surprised us, as we had not expected someone around our age to work in a shop for used books … hope to see the shop staying alive for another few decades... at least!”
56 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0QA