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I received a lovely e-mail the other day from Nancy, whom you may know from her blog comments as Juna. After introducing herself, Nancy asked my advice for some places to visit during her holidays. She says …

“Over our upcoming winter holiday, we will be coming to London. This is a first trip for my daughter, and my first in (gulp) almost 25 years.  Besides doing the round of various tourist attractions, I would love to visit some less well-known book stores or book related sites. So far my list includes Charles Dickens’ home and museum, the LRB bookstore, and the shops on Charing Cross Road. (I’m also hoping to make a day trip to Darwin’s Down House and my daughter and husband may make a pilgrimage to Liverpool as she is deep in Beatlemania.

I’m wondering if you have any suggestions…”

I replied with a few interesting places to buy books – The Persephone Bookshop, Slightly Foxed in South Kensington, and the Southbank Centre Book Market for starters.

Then I offered to get you all involved in suggesting some more. So can you help further with some other great London bookshops or bookish places to visit?  We look forward to seeing your ideas. Thank you.

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