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 StreetBloomsburyLondonWC1B 3QE
- +44 (0)20 7637 1848
- Public transport:
- Tottenham Court Road, Underground
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
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
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
Bloomsbury has character. Curiously, this place has a children's section. The somewhat lost, disjointed nature of the place is indicated by the books about Israel - on the one hand, a variety of volumes extolling the nobility of the resistance struggle against the naughty British, sharing shelf space with Palestinian-penned tomes about how Israel is the epitome of evil.
Personally, I don't...more
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