Clapham Books

4 out of 5 Based on 12 reviews

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Clapham Books

120 Clapham High Street
+44 (0)20 7627 2797
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Clapham Common, Underground


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4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Clapham Books

4.0 out of 5 21 July 2012
by Jessica D.

With a great location and a serious focus on high quality new releases, this independent bookshop in Clapham is a joy to visit. The staff is well read, patient and helpful.

On my last trip here they were able to help me find a perfect gift for an especially picky relative. While they're a bit more expensive than buying online, the attentive staff and relaxed atmosphere often make the extra...more

4.0 out of 5 30 September 2011
by Philip C.

This is a favourite bookshop of mine. I'm not a big reader, but the majority of book I own, mostly local history books, I have bought from here. Also has a good selection of maps. Thought I'd add this poem to my review. Clapham Books There is a local bookshop

It's a favourite of mine

When I want to buy a book

I use it every time

It may not be a big place

But they have a good choice of...more

4.0 out of 5 17 January 2011
by Craig M.

Friendly staff who will go out of their way to help you or make recomendations are what sets this fun independant store apart from the normal chain options.

They stock some intersting and unique books here too, it's a fun place to browse and buy alike. If they don't have what you're after, they can have it ordered in by 3pm the next day and they'll send you a text to let you know you can...more

4.0 out of 5 7 March 2009
by K. A. R.

Clapham is what a bookstore should be: floor-to-ceiling books and a knowledgeable staff willing to answer questions.

I wish we had more bookstore like this in the States. Over here bookstores have morphed into a weird coffee shop/greeting card store/music outlet hybrid with a smattering of Oprah's Picks displayed in a bin just so they can keep the bookstore pretense alive....more

5.0 out of 5 29 December 2008
by Victoria W.

I love books, and there's no better place to buy them than an independent bookstore. It increases the feeling of discovery and intimacy that goes with book-buying - makes it more special, and of course helps out your local community, rather than one of the mega chains.

This shop is pretty small but has an excellent selection. You'll find bestsellers alongside some classic treasures and...more