Persephone Books Ltd

Persephone Books Ltd, London: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Persephone Books Ltd Reviews: 5/5

Persephone Books Ltd
5
Speciality & Gift Shops
10:00 AM - 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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Address
Neighborhood: 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

5.0
36 reviews
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AlisonCW1950
Washington DC, DC11 contributions
Interesting book store
Jul 2019
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 August 6, 2019
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Scott Austin
Florence, Italy14 contributions
What bookstores should be
Jul 2019 • 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 July 14, 2019
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K1075CCsarahb
Leicestershire, UK32 contributions
A brilliant and unique bookshop
Jun 2019 • 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 June 8, 2019
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Amy H
15 contributions
London visit
Mar 2019 • 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 April 2, 2019
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jrc78
Tennessee60 contributions
Bookstore worth a special trip
Dec 2018 • 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 December 31, 2018
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Wolin
Sydney266 contributions
A must visit for lovers of good writers
Nov 2018 • 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 November 19, 2018
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Sandra R
Sevenoaks, UK22 contributions
Warm welcome, delightful array of books beautifully published yet at very reasonable prices
Oct 2018 • 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 October 14, 2018
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JasmineSimeone
Rushden, UK32 contributions
Delightful Bookshop to Rummage in!
Jun 2018
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 August 25, 2018
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Brendan N
New England192 contributions
Authentic gem
May 2018 • 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 May 12, 2018
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nennykee
Manchester, UK7 contributions
A gem of a bookshop
Feb 2018 • Friends
A tiny slice of heaven if you're a booklover! From the pretty wallpaper-print endpapers to the appealingly minimal grey covers, Persephone books are lovely objects to collect. It helps that the catalogue of titles is as interesting as it is excellent - they are mostly books by women that have been historically neglected.
Written April 7, 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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