Persephone Bookshop is the Persephone publisher’s bookshop selling re-printed 20th century novels.
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The Persephone Bookshop
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
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