Persephone Bookshop is the Persephone publisher’s bookshop selling re-printed 20th century novels.
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59 Lambs Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 3NB
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+44 (0)20 7242 9292
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The Persephone Bookshop
59 Lambs Conduit StreetBloomsburyLondonWC1N 3NB
- +44 (0)20 7242 9292
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- Russell Square
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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
A lovely little bookshop selling reprints of forgotten 20th century women authors. Not everything they sell really deserves its reprint, but many do (as a number of quotations by famously insightful authors and critics makes clear). The editions are beautiful in dove gray covers with pretty patterns inside (often fabric patterns) and matching bookmarks. You certainly couldn't do all your...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