Bookmarks, The Socialist Bookshop


Bookmarks is a modern airy building that specialises in socialist and left-wing books including fiction and history books.

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Bookmarks, The Socialist Bookshop

1 Bloomsbury Street
+44 (0)20 7637 1848
Public transport:
Tottenham Court Road, Underground
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 9 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Bookmarks, The Socialist Bookshop

4.0 out of 5 20 March 2014
by Olivia G.

Oh Bookmarks! This place is special. It has a fantastic selection of socialist literature. I managed to purchase works by Victor Serge that have been out of print since 1966.

They have a children's literature section. It's a bit odd but sort of charming. The bargain books are definitely worth picking through.

Like most independent, quirky bookstores the service is pretty terrible. The...more

4.0 out of 5 2 December 2013
by Ross L.

I really enjoyed visiting this shop. A spectacular serendipitous collection of left leaning books. I found a couple of interesting books about Cuba.

Good that bookshops like this have survived in a post Marxian (almost) world.more

4.0 out of 5 12 April 2013
by Neelakantan N.

I've been here twice now. The first time was an exploratory trip, when I was literally going through the list of independent bookshops in London. After spending a couple of hours here I felt they had a fairly good collection but it was by no means extensive. There were, as the other review mentions, plenty of titles, authors and regions which are under-represented. Nonetheless, I found what I...more

5.0 out of 5 4 June 2011
by Fiona G.

A wonderful shop for the sheer joy

of the music & laughter that accompanies

us when we march past this shop (& most

Demos do, starting at London Uni) Its

got great books ... & an interesting neighbour

in the whisky shop next door!more

5.0 out of 5 17 April 2011
by Olga T.

Awesome! I went there visiting from New York, and expected a bunch of snobby hipsters. The people who work there are very helpful and nice. They have a wonderful, very diverse selection of books, newspapers, and pamphlets. Most of their pamphlets were written pretty recently. A lot of books on the history of socialism in the UK, and just the history of socialism in general.more

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