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Concierges' Guide to London: Shopping: Books

Compiled by Lisa Sweetingham, Jennifer Ryan, Bruce Wallin, and Amanda Millin

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DAUNT BOOKS Of this bookshop’s six locations, the Marylebone High Street store is recommended for its "beautiful Edwardian interior." Offers a wide selection of "travel books for everywhere." (GM) +44.20.7224.2295, www.dauntbooks.co.uk

FOYLES The Charing Cross Road outlet of this UK book chain is "the largest one in London," with five floors of books, a café and music store, and regular events such as authors’ talks and signings. (MDC, GM) +44.20.7437.5660, www.foyles.co.uk

 

HATCHARDS "A great bookshop" to visit is this "oldest bookseller in London," which offers "a good range of everything." Located next door to Fortnum & Mason on Piccadilly Place. (MDC, CS) +44.20.7439.9921, www.hatchards.co.uk

 

MAGGS BROS. LTD. One of the world’s largest antiquarian booksellers, this Mayfair shop is good "for autographed books and rare books." Staffed by 15 experts, who travel widely to exhibit, sell, and buy important books and manuscripts. (MDC) +44.20.7493.7160, www.maggs.com

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