Henry Pordes Books


Henry Pordes Books specialise in a wide range of books including modern, Gothic, antique and out of print titles.

Venue Details & Map

Henry Pordes Books

58-60 Charing Cross Road
+44 (0)20 7836 9031
Public transport:
Leicester Square, Underground

Yelp Reviews

9.00 out of 5
based on 8 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Henry Pordes Books

4.0 out of 5
10 September 2010
by Simon W.

One of the better second hand bookshops on the Charing Cross Road; good art and rare books section in particular. Tucked away in the back there is a somewhat haphazard history section, heavily slanted towards the military end of things, and notable for the presence of a lot of those weighty and esoteric Jane's tomes. If you must have a copy of Jane's Merchant Fleet 1996-97, this is a good... more

4.0 out of 5
30 November 2008
by Derry N.

Like many of the secondhand bookshops around these parts, Henry Pordes covers a wide gamut of genres in its small space. Everything from leatherbound first editions of Milton and Kavanagh to new, hardcover art books are featured in its front window. I visited with a specific genre in mind - Mongolian travel writing. Pordes was the first independently owned place I found that stocked anything... more

4.0 out of 5
06 May 2015
by Andy F.

Went next door to Any Amount of Books looking for science fiction and was disappointed that they didn't have any. Came in here and at least they had a small selection of newly printed sci-fi. Staff were friendly and helpful too. more

5.0 out of 5
20 November 2015
by Kent S.

As a PhD student in English Literature, I have been searching for a book store that is both cheap in price and diverse in subjects. Henry Pordes Books is the answer. I spent nearly two hours in this small haven. Upstairs have Romantic/Impressionist/Modern art collections as well as books on history. The basement is definitely the highlight. It contains fiction, poetry, plays, and philosophy.... more

5.0 out of 5
06 September 2013
by Carmela S.

Wow. This place is better than any book chain shop. I just like the feel of this place. And they've got tons of really interesting books. I couldn't see any Stephen King so I asked if they had any. The guy came back from the stock room with 3 Stephen King novels. I bought 'Skeleton Crew' ..a collection of short stories! Amazing! more

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