Daunt Books

I love books, and not just Fashion Photography books, though you would be forgiven for thinking so. Whilst the now extinct Waterstones Children’s Book department at Harrods (my first job on moving to London) will always be dear to me, my absolute favourite London bookshop is Daunt Books, situated in Marylebone High Street, as well as four other locations around London.

The décor is modelled on an original Edwardian bookshop with long oak galleries, graceful skylights, soaring windows, William Morris prints and quiet seating areas, and the experience is one of a library that is only described in books and seen in films (think Beauty and the Beast). They also hold events where you can meet and chat to authors; though unlike commercial bookshops you buy a ticket, which also entitles you to wine, to avoid hours of queuing for a few exchanged words and a quick snapshot.

So, if like About your Dress’ you are a secret bookworm and fancy a different night out, I suggest you keep an eye on their events list for an author you like to make an appearance. Otherwise, just pop down there for an enjoyable and different shopping experience in the day.

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