Persephone Books Ltd

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Persephone Books Ltd
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Speciality & Gift Shops
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
How to get there
  • Russell Square • 5 min walk
  • Holborn • 7 min walk
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Paula S
Fleet, UK1 contribution
Friends
Very disappointed with the lack of acknowledgement when entering the shop. No help offered in seeking the book I was looking for.
Written 19 January 2022
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AlisonCW1950
Washington DC, DC11 contributions
We bought 3 novels, one by a South African novelist, and 2 by earlier 20th century British writers, bound in lovely simple grey with beautiful end-papers. We would visit often if we didn't live thousands of miles away.
Written 6 August 2019
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Scott Austin
Florence, Italy14 contributions
Solo
Persephone publishes lovely books. The grey covers with a unique lining are aesthetically beautiful, but what’s more important is that the literature is a trove of gems being reexamined. The books give voice to women (mostly) who spent the last century being banned, censored, belittled, etc.

In the small shop, the staff is knowledgeable and personable without harassing you, giving you time to read and browse.
Written 14 July 2019
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K1075CCsarahb
Leicestershire, UK32 contributions
Friends
An amazing selection of talented lesser known authors are given the spotlight at Persephone Books Ltd. The staff are really lovely, and the regular customers have a real passion for the shop and what they do. There is a real sense of community here. I would definitely recommend a visit.
Written 8 June 2019
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Amy H
15 contributions
Couples
What a wonderful bookshop, we bought loads and got a free bag to put them all in :) The staff were friendly. I loved the artwork and posters on the walls also. We definitely be back soon.
Written 2 April 2019
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jrc78
Tennessee60 contributions
Solo
This bookstore is one of a kind. Featuring
works by neglected female authors, it feels like a treasure chest! The staff knows the collection and it is a perfect spot to discover a new favorite.
Written 31 December 2018
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Wolin
Sydney272 contributions
Couples
Persephone Books was one of our most anticipated stops on our visit to London from Australia. It is a wonderfully warm and engaging book shop. The staff were wonderful and the small shop a destination itself. The books are, of course, wonderful. Highly recommended for lovers of good writing.
Written 19 November 2018
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Sandra R
Sevenoaks, UK22 contributions
Friends
Visited as part of a bookshop tour (see Bluestocking Books tours) around Bloomsbury. Lovely welcome for all of our group. Wide range of own publications, re-publishing excellent but forgotten and/or neglected books now languishing in unjustifiable obscurity. Beautiful quality printing incl typeface and paper, bound in a comfortable size that's neither too big nor small, means the books are a pleasure to hold in the hand and read. I particularly appreciate the endpapers taken from textiles or wallpapers from the year of the original publication, together with matching bookmark, so thoughtful. There will surely be something irresistable to any booklover or browser, whether to buy for yourself or for a friend. Will surely visit again.
Written 14 October 2018
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JasmineSimeone
Rushden, UK32 contributions
We saw this shop on a Sunday and it was open and doing good business. There is a wide variety of books, mostly reprinted ones which had gone out of print, and in the trademark grey covers. the staff were extraordinarily helpful and made the whole experience very pleasant. So lovely to see and experience a proper good bookshop where you can go and handle the books!
Written 25 August 2018
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Brendan N
New England195 contributions
Couples
What a great little bookstore. We have a book called Quiet London and this bookstore is one of the shops featured in the book. Was sitting outside the cafe next door and looked up to see Persephone in front of me. I didn't even know the store was there. But lucky for me I chose that particular cafe to get a coffee. Went into the bookstore and was really impressed by their shop and choice to reprint and publish out of print books by British female authors. Some really neat stuff in there. Where else can you find that sort of thing? Nowhere I imagine.
Written 12 May 2018
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Persephone Books Ltd is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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