Biblio-Text: Marchpane / Goldsboro Books

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 112 months ago
Biblio-Text: Marchpane / Goldsboro Books
Goldsboro: shelves and shelves of first editions
Goldsboro: shelves and shelves of first editions
Goldsboro: we're a little bit in love with this armchair area
Goldsboro: we're a little bit in love with this armchair area
Goldsboro: more books, this time with plants sprouting out of them
Goldsboro: more books, this time with plants sprouting out of them
Goldsboro: outside, peering in
Goldsboro: outside, peering in
Marchpane: fantastic Alice in Wonderland chaise longue in the basement
Marchpane: fantastic Alice in Wonderland chaise longue in the basement
Marchpane: a selection of the fanzines you can also find
Marchpane: a selection of the fanzines you can also find
Marchpane: OMFG! It's a Jon Pertwee-era Dalek! (We're reliably informed it's signed by Catherine Tate)
Marchpane: OMFG! It's a Jon Pertwee-era Dalek! (We're reliably informed it's signed by Catherine Tate)
Marchpane: the wild and woody wilderness of the window display
Marchpane: the wild and woody wilderness of the window display
Marchpane: a small selection of the children's books on offer
Marchpane: a small selection of the children's books on offer
Marchpane: someone really likes Doctor Who in this shop...
Marchpane: someone really likes Doctor Who in this shop...
Marchpane: browsing the Winnie the Pooh prints outside the shop
Marchpane: browsing the Winnie the Pooh prints outside the shop

Continuing our amble round Cecil Court's independent bookshops

Our first ports of call during our rummage round Cecil Court are Marchpane and Goldsboro Books. With its fantastic window display and Dalek (a bloody Dalek!), Marchpane is clearly a seller of children's books. But, much like M&S food, these aren't any children's books; these are collectable children's books, with illustrated books and some first editions thrown in. You can also pick up fanzines from the 70s and 80s if that's your bag.

Goldsboro Books only sells first editions, many of which are signed by the author. In fact, the proprietors' efforts in the publishing trade have earned them such kudos that certain big name authors will only sign for them. They have a healthy list of events and two very peaceful armchairs by the big window, next to some utterly gorgeous plant life.

Marchpane, 16 Cecil Court / Goldsboro Books, 7 Cecil Court. Map after the jump, images author's own. Know a good bookshop? Email us at londonist (@) gmail.com.

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