Persephone Books is a publisher and bookshop set up in order to reprint and sell 20th century novels and non-fiction written by neglected women writers. The 110 books instore include novels, short stories and cookery books. All are great reads and make excellent gifts.
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Venue Details & Map
59 Lambs Conduit StreetBloomsburyLondonWC1N 3NB
- +44 (0)20 7242 9292
- Public transport:
- Russell Square, Underground
This is a very sweet and beautifully laid out bookstore. It prints literature that has been woefully neglected. The staff are welcoming and extremely knowledgable. Definitely worth a visit and don't be surprised if you leave with lots of books.more
I really like the font they use. Is this a weird thing to lead with?
So, the schtick is that "Persephone Books reprints neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly women) writers". Walk into their charming HQ on Lamb's Conduit and it feels like...hmm...calm chaos? The staff are always kind, and never rush, but also have their own things happening in the back rooms....more
On my list of stores to visit while in London, I've been getting the Persephone Biannually for a couple of years, ever since hearing about this publisher in an issue of the now defunct Domino magazine. I was pretty psyched that this location was not too far from where we were staying in Bloomsbury, and took a stroll on a lovely Friday morning to take a peek.
It also happens to be their main...more
This storefront is actually the headquarters of Persephone Books publishing group, a company that rights the wrongs of history by shedding some much-needed spotlight on neglected women authors of the past.
Because they do all their business out of this little spot on Conduit Street, the shop bit on the front end feels like a bit of an afterthought. Persephone sells most of their books via...more
A totally unique place - this isn't really just a bookshop, it's a concept and a mission as well. The idea is that it reprints forgotten books from the 20th century by mostly women writers - hence the name, Persephone - the ultimate in female fertility, the woman who could put every IVF doctor out of work by wrapping her legs around the earth from the gods.
It's a cool concept, there are lots...more