London Review Bookshop
Persephone Books is an independent publisher based in Bloomsbury, in London. Founded in 1999 by Nicola Beauman, Persephone Books reprints neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly) women writers. Their collection of 117 books includes novels, short stories, diaries, memoirs and cookery books. Each has an adorable grey cover and a ‘fabric’ endpaper with matching bookmark, which differs in every book. This is my absolute favourite bookstore in London, and I really hope that you visit. As well as the books, they produce a biannual review called ‘The Persephone Biannually’, which reviews the books available, and provides other critical analysis of these beautiful novels.