My Back Pages is a bookshop in Balham selling new and second hand books.
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8 Balham Station Road, Balham, London, SW12 9SG
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I love this place! The ultimate destination for book lovers. Just the smell of the books will get you going, if not the swarms of them all over the shelves and floor (which will make you wish it was appropriate to go swimming among them).
The books cover a wide range of topics, they're easily found, and the prices are great. The clerk really knew his stuff, and the shop is easy to find (right...more
My Back Pages is quite large as second hand book shops go. Their stock quantity is also vast with the selves so full that some books are stacked on the floor in some corners of the shop. It does incredibly well with making use of the space it has. This means that the aisles are a bit narrow and so going in with kids, prams or even larger shopping bags makes browsing a little difficult.
My Back Pages is a place where the souls of used books come to rest. It isn't purgatory, or a cemetery, it's a place where books wait to be reborn in the minds of new readers. It's a sanctuary. Genres of all kinds are housed here: history, politics, esoteric, poetry, French, Latino, American, German, 19th century literature. Whatever subject you're interested in you'll be sure to find what...more