The British Library Book Shop focuses on all aspects of the history and making of books. The bookshop also reflects some of the collections and items seen in the exhibition galleries including illuminated manuscripts, music scores and stamp collections. Many of their items are exclusive to the British Library Book Shop. A delivery service is available upon request.
Venue Details & Map
The British Library Book Shop
96 Euston RoadRegent's ParkLondonNW1 2DB
- +44 (0)20 7412 7735
- Public transport:
- Euston, Underground
As a library professional, I could not pass up an opportunity visit The British Library, & after browsing its extraordinary collections & rare manuscripts, of course I wanted to take something of it home with me.
I'd worked for many years for one of the best known public libraries in the world which has its own gift shop, but hasn't always done a tremendous job at exploring its potential....more
Just a simple and normal museum shop. Went there to find some books but there is nothing much... Good for tourists and visitor but not a great bookshop !more
I was a big sucker for museum gift shops as a kid, and have mostly grown out of that... but this one is a winner.
Chock-full of beautiful books, including cloth-bound classics and novel companion art, it's intoxicating. I wanted to buy everything, and had to remind myself of my limited luggage capacity.
My favorite purchase was a fantastic artsy postcard. Their postcard selection is not...more
What better way to end a lovely afternoon of browsing through one of the world's greatest libraries - lingering over fragments of the original Jane Eyre, Canterbury Tales and the Magna Carta - than to pick up a few little trinkets that pay homage to those very works?
I have a fondness for centuries-old maps, and this shop had more than enough postcards and books devoted to them to sate my...more