Are vintage books your thing? London is full of great independent bookshops, but one thing the city also does well is amazing antiquarian booksellers. So for discovering that perfect first edition novel, or perusing old manuscripts for forgotten treasures, these should be your first port of call.
This collection of bookshops on Charing Cross Road holds second-hand books including paperbacks, antiquarian books, collectible hardbacks and rare books. On the ground floor is the Francis Edwards shop, which offers a great selection of antiquarian and fine quality books. Quinto books in the basement, on the other hand, offers a selection of second-hand books of all types and genres – perfect for a rummage.
Quinto & Francis Edwards, 72 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0BB +44 (0) 20 7379 7669