Whatever book you want to read, you’re sure to find it in one of these local bookshops. I’ve selected the best bookshops in and around Dulwich.
Don’t judge a book by its cover. The shop may look dated but what an excellent independent bookshop this is. It’s been around since 1978 – that’s history itself! I think it’s quite charming and it makes a change from the gleaming organic shops springing up everywhere in East Dulwich. The book selections are great and reasonably priced.
I love the cosiness of Rye Books. They stock a range of books and beautiful ones too. The shop is laid out very well, they hold regular events and sell tea/cake and have a comfy armchair to relax in.
This small bookstore in Bellenden Road is a real gem. It’s packed with a good selection of books and there’s an outside space where you can sit and read as well. They often host book launches and readings, and the owner, Roz, is the creator of the Peckham Literary Festival.
Set in Dulwich Village, Village Books is an award-winning independent bookshop with books for adults and children. This bookshop is Dulwich’s oldest bookshop and is popular among literature lovers. The staff are lovely and do so much to support the local community.
Tales on Moon Lane is as enchanting as the name. Behind the beautiful window displays you will find a shop solely dedicated to selling children’s books from all the writers and illustrators you could hope for. There’s also a large sofa where you can sit and read to your little ones.
A charming little book store in West Dulwich. They have a good range of books and hold some amazing events. Staff are really helpful and friendly.
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