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For lovers of comic books, irrespective of age, Gosh! Comics is a must-visit. What they present to eager fans is a vast array of graphic novels that contribute greatly towards fostering a rich comic-book culture in London. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and able to make suggestions and recommendations to novices who have just stepped into the world of comics. This store organizes many book launches and signings, giving its patrons a chance to get up close with some of their favorite cartoonists and comic artists.
Foyles is not for those who are used to run-of-the-mill and impersonal bookstores. The store has gained a place in the Guinness Book of Records for having the largest shelf area! There are excellent opportunities for leisurely browsing through its huge stock. The layout is peculiar and you may have to spend a while wandering around its many floors before finding what you're looking for. But, as long as you've got the time, Foyles is endlessly fascinating. Famous for their literary lunches and various events, with the likes of Will Self and other popular authors, it's well worth dropping by.
Founded in 1922 by Michael Houghton, an Eastern European refugee, Atlantis Bookshop is one that specializes in all things mystical. They store books of different genres like Earth Mysteries, Angels, Biographies, Feng Shui, Fairies, etc. Whichever it may be, you won't disappointed - the store has a massive collection of works on subjects ranging from paganism to ufology.
With branches all over London, Daunt Books is a renowned book store. Located in Marylebone, it's a beautiful bookshop with high ceilings, classic interiors and a stained glass window. The store is filled with a range of interesting and informative books on every genre you can think of. Adored by locals and tourists alike, it's a great place for bibliophiles to get their fill of book reading.
Indulge in Beatlemania at this expansive shop on Bakers Street. Walk through the doors of the London Beatles Store and you will be transported to the musical era of the 1960s. Walls and racks, sporting a vast variety of Beatles souvenirs are sure to please any fan of this group. T-shirts, mugs, bags, posters, watches, cutlery, towels, calendars, stationery and more adorn the shelves of this shop. This store is located close to the Sherlock Holmes Museum and Madame Tussauds on the outskirts of Regent's Park; drop by the London Beatles Store after touring these Marylebone landmarks.
One of the most popular bookstores in London, John Sandoe Books Ltd., located in Chelsea, was established in 1957. Boasting thousands of books on various genres such as arts, politics and literature to name a few, every inch of the store is covered with printed masterpieces. If you've been searching for a hard-to-find book, John Sandoe is probably the only place you'll find it. Open all week, this bookstore is great for adults as well as children.