Camden Lock Books est.1984 is an iconic independent bookshop in Old Street Station. You'll find photographic books as well as books about green and ethical issues, recycled and eco-friendly cards and gift wrap. There's also a changing selection of new and second hand books including some old and rare copies.
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Venue Details & Map
Camden Lock Books
Old Street Station
- +44 (0)20 7253 0666
- Public transport:
- Old Street, Underground
I popped into this tiny bookstore one day, fully expecting to be ripped off by absurd prices (i.e. Waterstones). What I found instead, was a lovingly-curated selection of new and gently used books, most of which were reduced by 50% or more of their listing prices. I bought three books for less than £10 and some cute postcards to decorate my new flat. The only drawback is that it's way too easy...more
I was rushing through Old Street station from the office to get to King's Cross and just happened to see this gem of a shop that i'd never noticed before. Perhap's I'd been walking around with my eyes closed.
Now I love technology. Kindle, iProducts etc etc and I can't remember the last time I went into a real bookshop. This is the kind of place that makes you regret your decision ever to...more
I'd actually walked past this little bookshop a few times before clocking it. I then did a massive double take at the knock down prices in the window - £2.99 for great books such as Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda! I love bookshops but generally try to avoid them at all costs because I love new books (so smooth! so crisp!) so much I always end up spending way too much money and accumulating...more
Amazon is great, it is. But when I need a book, sometimes I need it right now and can't be waiting around! Plus I have an obsession with reading the first page and holding the book in my hands. I love bookshops and I hope they never fade away. Camden Lock Books is the perfect bookshop for me, tiny and stacked high with treasures and authors waiting for me to discover them.
So when I needed a...more
I am all for more shops like Camden Lock Books popping up in tube stations. In fact, I really don't think that tube stations are properly represented for shops. What about the people who don't want to walk up the steps to the outside - they want to make all their purchases within the station?
Thankfully, there are not many of those underground dwellers about, and I am certainly not one of...more