Bookmarks, The Socialist Bookshop

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

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1 Bloomsbury Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 3QE

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Bookmarks, The Socialist Bookshop

Address
1 Bloomsbury Street
Bloomsbury
London
WC1B 3QE
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7637 1848
Public transport:
Tottenham Court Road, Underground

Yelp

4 out of 5 based on 8 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

4.0 out of 5 10 November 2008
by Gareth H.

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