THE OPEN BOOK – Richmond


  • Telephone: 020 8940 1802
  • Address: 10 King Street, Richmond, TW9 1ND
  • Opening Hours: Mon to Sat 09:30 – 18:00, Sun 11:00 – 18:00
  • The Extra Charm: vast variety of beautiful postcards for every possible occasion

Open for the past 28 years in exactly the same location, The Open Book is a well known bookshop in Richmond located just near the Richmond Green park. The bookshop might look small on the outside but it has a nice space stretching out to the back of the building with piles and piles of books stacked in shelves and occupying the floor. For a picky buyer this might be too big of a task to be able to choose amongst such variety but for a book lover like me it’s the kind of place where I need to stop myself from spending all I have. The Open Book hosts it’s own discounts and at the moment was holding a 25% off cookery books. You can also find copies of signed books, new releases and plenty of postcards. 




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My choice: I picked up a copy of A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler published by Vintage. The lady working in the bookshop showed me this book after I asked to recommend some good novels.The cover was lovely and after reading the back blurb I figured it’s the perfect novel for my taste. Just few days after I purchased the book it was shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize.


Keep an eye on my Book Review category where I will be posting the review of A Spool of Blue Thread in October.