This is the best independent book shop in the area. The new books are selected with care and knowledge and the staff are courteous and well-informed. I have been using this bookshop for over 40 years and quite frankly the reviewer below does not know what he is talking about. Use the bookshop at all times as we cannot afford to lose yet another bookshop.more
Hidden down an alleyway off the hustle and bustle of Richmond's George Street, W & A Houben is a hidden gem of a bookshop. A few stands of second-hand books set outside of the door entice you into a shop that has a very good selection of new books.
For me, however, the real charm comes from descending the stairs into the basement and perusing amongst two rooms of second-hand books, from...more