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Yesterday was World Book Day in the UK. Whilst William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and Enid Blyton are amongst some of our favourite authors here at Sheridan&Co, we have put together a list of some the best places to be at one with books on World Book Day in London.
Located just a throw away from our London Office, Daunt Books takes residence in an Edwardian shop in Marylebone. The space enjoys an element of intimacy and inspires literacy transportation for all that happen to stumble across the store.
This is the best second-hand bookshop in London. Located in Charing Cross Road, the store invites great discoveries ranging from £1 to several hundred. The store offers rare finds, first editions and classics to be enjoyed by all.
This library is the main research library for King’s College London. Located in a nineteenth-century neo-gothic building, It’s grandeur is as inspiring as the books themselves. The building itself regularly received film requests and was featured in the The Da Vinci Code. Whilst you have to be a member to visit, literacy fanatics can enjoy book tours from this September as part of Open House London.
This independent bookshop boasts an esoteric collection of the latest: art, photography, cultural theory, independent publications and zines. Located in Broadway Market, the bookshops captivates the creative community of Hackney through its extensive range of titles covering LGBT literature, fashion, music counterculture and rare finds to name a few.
Whilst this is of course weather permitting, enjoying a book in one of London’s green spaces can provide a pleasurable way to pass a few hours or even a day. Pack a book, picnic and forget about the time. As many of the legendary Bloomsbury group lived in Gordon Square, and Virginia Woolf lived nearby, the gardens there are particularly enjoyable.