Phone: 020 8995 2768
Opening Hours: Tue to Sat 10:30 – 17:30
The Extra Charm: original watercolour paintings, antiquarian books and first editions
About: the bookshop has been open for 48 years and you can definitely sense that when you’re inside. There is something for everyones taste. Students will enjoy the fact that there are many books for £5 or less. Book collectors might find the first edition book of their loved authors or an antique that they didn’t even know they wanted to have. Even the art lovers can get their hands on something special for their home or for a thoughtful gift from a variety of framed watercolour pieces. If you want to know more about the bookshop itself then click the link to go to their website.
My Choice: Lost Horizon by James Hilton. I didn’t dare to buy a first edition book as it would have costed me between £30 to £60. I went for the bargain section and got this book for £5. First published in 1933, this copy was from 1949 by Macmillian and CO., Limited. Adventure, fantasy, non-fiction novel.
I admit I am a bit scared as to how the flow of reading will go having in mind it was written quite a while ago. Nevertheless, I am determined to read it as I love everything about old books – different language use, the classic vintage look and the chance to experience how was it to live in those times.
Follow me on twitter @rituleh to find out when I will be posting Lost Horizon review.