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Persephone Books Ltd

59 Lamb's Conduit St, London WC1N 3NB, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
020 7242 9292
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Ranked #93 of 456 Shopping in London
Type: Specialty Shops
Most recent review
- Jul 29, 2014
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English first
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

As a devotee of their publications I first visited this shop about 4 years ago. What a wonderful surprise, quite unlike any other bookshop. Have a look at their website to see the books. Re-published gems, originals often unobtainable. Go and pick up a catalogue, take it with you to browse while you have a coffee in one of the... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Persephone, a quaint little bookshop dedicated to women, was a total surprise for me on this Trip Advisor Self Guided Tour. Its simplicity helped enunciate its powerful theme. Having been to London several times, I was looking for things off the beaten path that reflected the culture and the people. I would highly recommend this shop, even though the shop... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

What a discovery this was! Persephone is a beautiful little shop where the vintage posters on the walls and many vases of flowers make you feel as though you have stepped back in time. The dim lighting gives such a cosy feel and the staff are so friendly and knowledgable. I could happily spend hours in this shop.

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I was really looking forward to visiting the shop. I've already got several Persephone books and was anticipating buying more today. But, walking into the shop, I felt as though I was intruding on a private coffee morning. The 3 young women, sitting round a table in a corner of the room, barely acknowledged me before carrying on with their... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

If you love books and books by women authors and want to see a darling shop with a wonderful staff, please visit Persephone Books. I won't repeat the positive things that others have said about the books - my sister and I bought several and would love to return. The area is attractive and welcoming - we ate at a... More

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Fintry, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This little shop in lambs conduit street should be top of the list for those visiting the city who appreciate books. I spent a happy hour in this shop, looking at the publications, printed by Persephone in their distinctive house style. Each title has its own distinctive end paper concealed within the plain cover. My advice to any of you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

My daughter in law encouraged me to explore this bookstore. It is a small shop and printing business with the most delightful selection of books primarily written by women. Most of the books have very plain covers with beautiful fabric prints inside the cover. Each book comes with a special bookmark. Aesthetically and intellectually satisfying. They will ship books...a wonderful... More

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