375 Upper Richmond Road, East Sheen, SW14 7NX
This is the sister shop of Kew Books (just by Kew Gardens station) and it’s the quieter sister or remote cousin. Parking is an issue, but easily circumvented via a quick visit to Waitrose opposite where you can purchase a kumquat or two and two hours free parking is yours. Then you can pop back over the road for some brain food. There are well-stocked sections of books for children and teenagers, and they like themed weeks. Most recently, a theme of Japanese books prompted much interest.
We like to be proactive, we are told. There are probing recommendations for the curious and adventurous reader. If this is you, then you are certain to welcome that kind of approach. There is an excellent collection of the classics. Sarah was on shift for our visit and proved very engaged with the ethos of an active, community bookshop along with all due deference to their bigger sister in Kew. A quiet, rewarding bookshop.
Address: 375 Upper Richmond Road, East Sheen, SW14 7NX
Phone number: 020 8876 1717
Weekday opening hours: Monday – Saturday 9.30 – 5.30; Sunday 11.00 – 5.00
Nearest station: Mortlake (overground)
Buses: 33, 337, 493, 969