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Persephone Books Ltd

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Address: 59 Lambs Conduit Street, London WC1N 3NB, England
Phone Number: 020 7242 9292
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Fabulous bookshop

As someone who loves books, this shop had been on my wish list for a while. I already own a few Persephone books and was keen to go and have a proper browse. The shop is within... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As someone who loves books, this shop had been on my wish list for a while. I already own a few Persephone books and was keen to go and have a proper browse. The shop is within a short walk of Russell Square tube station so is easy to get to. The shop itself is quite small with books on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Lovely to visit the shop after ordering online many times. All the covers are the same, so it's lovely to open them up and see the array of endpapers and beautiful texts they hold. Helpful staff. Must visit again

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Thank Mekkoelle
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

There is something new to discover in Persephone Books on every visit. The atmosphere in the shop is restful and inviting. Since Persephone is a publishing house, and the publishing work takes place in offices which make up part of the shop, the staff do double duty as both publishers and booksellers. As a result they are incredibly knowledgeable about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I have made several visits to Persephone Books in the last couple of years. The service every time, was nothing less than superb. The shop is well laid out, welcoming and the product itself (their books) are beautifully printed, and a wide choice of excellent reading matter. Well, well worth a visit.

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3 Thank Tony S
Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A small, unassuming book shop as cozy as your own den at home. The first words out of my mouth were "What time do you close?" Upon being told 6:00 PM (aka 18:00), I said "then I'm going to take my coat off and have a ball for myself." Persephone Books reprints neglected literature by mostly women writing between the... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I've been ordering books from Persephone online for some years now, and was delighted to stop in at the shop on this visit to London! The staff were friendly, engaging, and helpful, and it was great to make my selections from the stacks of beautifully bound grey covers. Love the free tote bag I received with my purchases, and they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Floorboards, vintage fabrics, giftwrapped books ... this shop is charming not only for it's vintage styling but for what lies on its shelves. Rare women's writing from the 20th century including some wonderful literary gems - from novels to recipe books. Everything published by persephone is written with great skill. I'd recommend Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day or Miss... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 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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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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3 Thank Amy A
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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