Henry Pordes Books


Henry Pordes Books specialise in a wide range of books including modern, Gothic, antique and out of print titles.

Venue Details & Map

Henry Pordes Books

58-60 Charing Cross Road
Leicester Square
+44 (0)20 7836 9031
Public transport:
Leicester Square, Underground
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Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 6 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Henry Pordes Books

5.0 out of 5 6 September 2013
by Rachel J.

Wow. This place is better than any book chain shop. I just like the feel of this place. And they've got tons of really interesting books. I couldn't see any Stephen King so I asked if they had any. The guy came back from the stock room with 3 Stephen King novels. I bought 'Skeleton Crew' ..a collection of short stories! Amazing!more

5.0 out of 5 1 July 2010
by Haley B.

This is a bibliophiles wonderland. I was looking for the perfect engagement gift for my fiancé and they couldn't have been more helpful. They had an impressive knowledge of the specific prints and a great selection. If you are looking for god quality rare books this is the place to go.more

4.0 out of 5 7 June 2010
by Zoe B.

A brilliant second hand bookshop, great for finding old classics! The staff know their stock, too, and are great to ask for help with anything. A huge variety of subjects, well organised. Great for browsing.more

4.0 out of 5 27 December 2008
by Leanne W.

I love all of the second hand bookshops around here; i often peruse the shelves imagining that i was in my vast personal library, not a shop. Henry Pordes has a personal feel that promotes this feeling.

The staff are typical bookshops owners, eccentric intellectuals who seem to sit and debate the day away - how wonderful! I went in looking for a present for my teenage cousin, hoping to find...more

4.0 out of 5 30 November 2008
by Derry N.

Like many of the secondhand bookshops around these parts, Henry Pordes covers a wide gamut of genres in its small space. Everything from leatherbound first editions of Milton and Kavanagh to new, hardcover art books are featured in its front window. I visited with a specific genre in mind - Mongolian travel writing. Pordes was the first independently owned place I found that stocked anything...more

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