Bookmarks is a modern airy building that specialises in socialist and left-wing books including fiction and history books.
Venue Details & Map
Bookmarks, The Socialist Bookshop
1 Bloomsbury StreetLondonWC1B 3QE
- +44 (0)20 7637 1848
- Public transport:
- Tottenham Court Road, Underground
Top 5 reviews of Bookmarks, The Socialist Bookshop
A wonderful shop for the sheer joy
of the music & laughter that accompanies
us when we march past this shop (& most
Demos do, starting at London Uni) Its
got great books ... & an interesting neighbour
in the whisky shop next door! more
I've been here twice now. The first time was an exploratory trip, when I was literally going through the list of independent bookshops in London. After spending a couple of hours here I felt they had a fairly good collection but it was by no means extensive. There were, as the other review mentions, plenty of titles, authors and regions which are under-represented. Nonetheless, I found what I... more
I really enjoyed visiting this shop. A spectacular serendipitous collection of left leaning books. I found a couple of interesting books about Cuba.
Good that bookshops like this have survived in a post Marxian (almost) world. more
Oh Bookmarks! This place is special. It has a fantastic selection of socialist literature. I managed to purchase works by Victor Serge that have been out of print since 1966.
They have a children's literature section. It's a bit odd but sort of charming. The bargain books are definitely worth picking through.
Like most independent, quirky bookstores the service is pretty terrible. The... more
Bloomsbury has character. Curiously, this place has a children's section. The somewhat lost, disjointed nature of the place is indicated by the books about Israel - on the one hand, a variety of volumes extolling the nobility of the resistance struggle against the naughty British, sharing shelf space with Palestinian-penned tomes about how Israel is the epitome of evil.
Personally, I don't... more