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15 March 2010 @ 12:54 pm
Quinto Bookshop, Charing Cross, London  

My humble first post on one of my favourite bookshops in London.

Quinto Bookshop
48a Charing Cross Road,
London WC2H 0BB
Tel. 020 7379 7669
Website: Quinto Bookshop

Language: Majority English and a great selection of books in major European languages
Genre: Wide selection of naval and maritime, military, history, art, literature, science, natural history and social sciences.

Charing Cross Road is arguably the most famous street of second-hand bookstores but unfortunately, many have closed due to the rising rental over the years. Quinto is one of the few remaining second-hand bookshops which still stands after three decades there. The shop has been a bookstore for more than a century. In the bookshop, houses Francis Edwards Antiquarian Booksellers and Quinto's general selection of second-hand books which take up the ground and basement levels of the building.

picture source: pfig on flickr

One of my favourite hunts when I was in London. A charming little place which never fails to lure me to a 10-minute walk from my workplace during lunch to explore their labyrinthic bookshelves.

my art is your smut: Blondieshahar_amar on March 15th, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
Oooh, lovely. I'll have to keep this place in mind if I ever manage to visit London again. :o)