91 Fulham High Street, London, England, SW6 3JS
You can’t mistake this place for a butchers or a haberdashery. The window display is an artwork in itself. Books are randomly stacked in any space possible as if in some bibliophile’s cramped study. It likes to bill itself as the oldest independent bookshop in southwest London and, you know what, it is as far as we can discern. The owner, Ray Cole, founded it in 1968. He loves books and people and was searching for the right profession for minutes before he considered opening a quirky bookshop.
There are lots of second hand classics and some new fiction if you dare to explore. And if you cannot see the book you want in the shop, they have a warehouse just ten minutes away with another million or so books for you to cast an eye over. The great thing about this place is that you’ll come across something that you never knew about that could change your life, or at least keep you amused, I’m sure, particularly if you are a Man of the World (or Woman).
Address: 91 Fulham High Street, London, England, SW6 3JS
Phone number: 07775 531590 (Ray’s mobile)
Nearest tube station: Putney Bridge
Buses: 14, 93, 220