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Historical bookshop in London? by Valarie on 14 March 2007 5:42am
 
Hello!

I will be in London for the week of March 25th, and I particularly wanted to find books on WW2/Blitz and London, particularly photography books. Does anyone know of a bookshop in London that specializes in history in general, or this period in history specifically?
 
Re: Historical bookshop in London? by kazzzz on 14 March 2007 7:49am
 
Valarie, head to the British Museum, there are some amazing bookshops which will have what you're looking for in and around the streets by the museum, there's a great one right opposite the front gates in fact :)
I worked in the museum for a while and spent plenty of time poking about in the nearby bookshops.
 
Re: Historical bookshop in London? by Wild in Africa on 14 March 2007 12:37pm
 
I also use Unwins on Euston Road right opposite the British Library, which is close to where I work and has some rare and interesting historical books. Kazzz is right though that in any of the streets around the Britsh Museum you will find a treasure trove of great bookshops.
 
Re: Historical bookshop in London? by Valarie on 14 March 2007 4:51pm
 
Thank you both so much. That's very helpful.
 
Re: Historical bookshop in London? by tucsonmike on 15 March 2007 3:27pm
 
I took notes for my next visit to London. Thanx!
 
Re: Historical bookshop in London? by geordiegirl on 18 March 2007 5:31pm
 
Imperial War Museum bookshop (Lambeth North underground & follow signposts) has a comprehensive collection of books etc. about this era. The period postcards there are lovely.The Museum itself has (I think) "The 1940s House" which recreates something of life in wartime Britain (read London). Good luck!
Linda
 



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