The Open Book

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The Open Book

10 King Street
Richmond Upon Thames
+44 (0)20 8940 1802
Public transport:
Richmond, Underground

Yelp Reviews

8.00 out of 5
based on 6 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Open Book

3.0 out of 5
20 September 2010
by Callum S.

Hidden down an alley at the end of Richmond's high street, The Open Book is one of Richmond's few independent booksellers. Unlike its peers however, The Open Book deals only in new books.

A small window hides a deceptively deep shop; a narrow building whose walls carry a wonderful selection of everything, from fiction and poetry to gardening, travel and cooking. Whilst corporate chains such... more

4.0 out of 5
04 January 2011
by Ian P.

Small, independent book shop - love it. As happy as I am perusing any selection of books there's a certain joy at finding some, usually, harder to find works in the independent book shops. The Open Book is one such place. It is small, just the one floor and narrow but does have some depth constructing what seems like a long corridor with a couple of alcoves along the way.

It may just be... more

4.0 out of 5
08 December 2008
by Saskia P.

This is long, narrow train carriage of a bookshop on a good little street in Richmond. They pack books in like Victoria Beckham packs and David Beckham packs. It's crowded at Open Book, not just on the shelves but on the floor and in piles everywhere. It actually brings quite a bit of charm to the place though, it feels fertile and a land of literature plenty. The selection is really... more

5.0 out of 5
07 August 2010
by samellis

Great shop that sells books. In a small shop it cannot have the breadth that one of the mega-chains can give but it takes the cream, the better folios and pairs that with a good owner who seems to know her stuff.

For a book shop it is probably the best card shop I know of. I know, I know: what is a red blooded male talking about cards for. Well being happily married for four years my... more

5.0 out of 5
05 December 2008
by Cari S.

I have spent too long now in thrall of the mighty conglomerate that is Borders Books and Music. I admit, when I first discovered it in California about 10 years ago, I thought that we would be so lucky if we ever get a book store of this size in England. Now that they are popping up everywhere I find myself increasingly drawn back to the smaller, individual book sellers.

Visiting Richmond... more

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