10 King Street, Town Centre, Richmond Upon Thames, TW9 1ND
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+44 (0)20 8940 1802
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The Open Book
10 King StreetTown CentreRichmond Upon ThamesTW9 1ND
- +44 (0)20 8940 1802
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- Richmond, Underground
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I have spent too long now in thrall of the mighty conglomerate that is Borders Books and Music. I admit, when I first discovered it in California about 10 years ago, I thought that we would be so lucky if we ever get a book store of this size in England. Now that they are popping up everywhere I find myself increasingly drawn back to the smaller, individual book sellers.
This is long, narrow train carriage of a bookshop on a good little street in Richmond. They pack books in like Victoria Beckham packs and David Beckham packs. It's crowded at Open Book, not just on the shelves but on the floor and in piles everywhere. It actually brings quite a bit of charm to the place though, it feels fertile and a land of literature plenty. The selection is really...more
Hidden down an alley at the end of Richmond's high street, The Open Book is one of Richmond's few independent booksellers. Unlike its peers however, The Open Book deals only in new books.
A small window hides a deceptively deep shop; a narrow building whose walls carry a wonderful selection of everything, from fiction and poetry to gardening, travel and cooking. Whilst corporate chains such...more
Small, independent book shop - love it. As happy as I am perusing any selection of books there's a certain joy at finding some, usually, harder to find works in the independent book shops. The Open Book is one such place. It is small, just the one floor and narrow but does have some depth constructing what seems like a long corridor with a couple of alcoves along the way.
It may just be...more