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
Great shop that sells books. In a small shop it cannot have the breadth that one of the mega-chains can give but it takes the cream, the better folios and pairs that with a good owner who seems to know her stuff.
For a book shop it is probably the best card shop I know of. I know, I know: what is a red blooded male talking about cards for. Well being happily married for four years my...more
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
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.
It makes a pleasant change to discover an independent book store amidst the sea of high street chains. The Open Book has a comfortable, comforting atmosphere that makes you want to curl up with a good book.
There's a comprehensive selection here, helpful staff and a small range of cards too. Local authors are favoured and you're likely to find signed copies of their works. Worth...more