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
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
A great source for any left-leaning person or alternatively for anyone interested in finding out more about the state of the Left today or the history or Marxism.
Affiliated with the Socialist Workers party, Bookmarks primarily stocks Communist and Socialist inspired works though they do offer some general histories as well. Pretty decent stock all round and many interesting books you're...more