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The Best Independent Bookshops in Hammersmith & Fulham
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The Best Independent Bookshops in Hammersmith & Fulham

Picture of Amy Wakeham
Updated: 30 October 2017
Thinking of exploring the neighbourhoods of Hammersmith & Fulham? In addition to the usual tourist destinations, bars and eateries, the area’s independent bookstores are well worth a visit, too. For all bookworms and literature lovers, these are the best bookshops to stop off at on your tour.
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Nomad Books

Charmingly decorated with wooden floors and sofas, Nomad Books, in the heart of Fulham is well worth a visit if you’re in the neighbourhood. Specialising in a hand-picked selection of modern novels, children’s books and gift books, they also have reading clinics available for those stuck on what to read next.

Nomad Books, 781 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London, United Kingdom, +44 (0) 207 736 4000

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Hurlingham Books

On Fulham High Street, Hurlingham Books has a nearby warehouse filled with books that brings their total stock to more than a million, so no matter what you’re looking for, they’re likely to have it. Having opened in 1968, they claim they might be the oldest independent bookshop in South-west London. The teetering piles of books, jovial atmosphere and sincere love of literature, however, are what make this shop a must-visit for bibliophiles.

Hurlingham Books, 91 Fulham High St, Fulham, London, United Kingdom, +44 (0) 207 736 4363

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North of Fulham, bordering on South Kensington, is Indoislamica, an independent bookshop specialising in art and rare books about India, Central Asia and the Arabic world. Offering rare books, art and antiquarian prints, Indoislamica comprises a group of renowned specialists and a wider network of skilled craftsmen.

Indoislamica, 17 Anselm Rd, Fulham, London, United Kingdom, +44 (0) 207 381 5391

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PMS Bookshop Ltd

A funny name for a bookshop, you might think. But PMS Bookshop stands for Polska Macierz Szkolna, or ‘Polish Educational Society’. Located in the POSK building in Hammersmith, the bookshop specialises in books and other educational resources for the Polish community and also offers a wide range of Polish magazines, music, art and handicrafts.

PMS Bookshop, 240 King St, London, United Kingdom, +44 (0) 208 748 5522

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Mind Chakra

A truly unique bookshop, Mind Chakra offers a wide selection of classic and contemporary books, art, music, instruments, scarves and so much more, all of which reflect the Indian ethos, culture and traditions. Focusing on spirituality, music and dance, art, and culture, the shop should be the first port of call for anyone interested in spirituality, yoga or meditation.

Mind Chakra, 4a Castletown Rd, London, United Kingdom, +44 (0) 207 386 8678