Biblio-Text: Review Bookshop

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 105 months ago
Biblio-Text: Review Bookshop
Inside the Review Bookshop, with some of the books and gifts on offer
Inside the Review Bookshop, with some of the books and gifts on offer
Some of the fiction shelves, and the rudest 'greetings' cards in South London
Some of the fiction shelves, and the rudest 'greetings' cards in South London
Double meaning of features: original fireplace and a terrifying Guardian interview with Slavoj Žižek
Double meaning of features: original fireplace and a terrifying Guardian interview with Slavoj Žižek
Arty postcards
Arty postcards
It's not just the giftwrap that's colourful
It's not just the giftwrap that's colourful
Lovely garden with its outsized backgammon board
Lovely garden with its outsized backgammon board
Colourful cards and giftwrap
Colourful cards and giftwrap
Wow, memories of primary school come flooding back
Wow, memories of primary school come flooding back
Nobody puts a bookshop on a corner... (apologies, we were dragged to Dirty Dancing at the weekend)
Nobody puts a bookshop on a corner... (apologies, we were dragged to Dirty Dancing at the weekend)

Continuing our amble round London's independent bookshops

The Review Bookshop is a small, but perfectly formed, corner of increasingly gentrified Peckham Rye. It opened four years ago with a focus on art, design and architecture but its main attraction is the leafy garden outside, where you can sit with a freshly made coffee and read your latest purchase, or even play a game of giant backgammon.

If the weather's bad you could always sit on the squishy red leather stools and browse or laugh at some of the rudest postcards we've ever come across. (Like many small local bookshops, Review has branched out into the gift-and-card business.)

It's not all art - there's a choice fiction selection and books for children too. As Slow Down London draws to a close, we think it's the ideal place to carry on the good work and spend some time unwinding over summer.

Review Bookshop, 131 Bellenden Rd SE15. Map after the jump, images author's own. Know a good bookshop? Email us at londonist (@) gmail.com.


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Last Updated 05 May 2009