Continuing our amble round Cecil Court's independent bookshops
Motor Books has been specialising in motoring for 50 years (the last two in Cecil Court), branching out into railway, aviation, maritime and military. They have books you simply won't find anywhere else, never mind just not find in the mass market bookshops, and even if you don't consider yourself a transport geek there'll be something to divert you (there was us). Or just go for the banter between the specialist staff, all determined to prove their niche is the best.
Remember, we only visited just some of the shops on Cecil Court. You can also find architecture at Tindley & Chapman; Italian books at, well, The Italian Bookshop; literature, first editions and theology at PJ Hilton; first editions of poetry and literature at Peter Ellis; detective fiction and illustrated books at Nigel Williams and 19th and 20th century first editions at Greening Burland. Oh yeah, and there's also an art gallery, stamp seller, map and print shop and jewellery. This street is tiny, how the hell do they fit it all in? Mind you, just because it's short, don't think it'll take you any less than an hour to walk through.
Motor Books, 13-15 Cecil Court WC2N. Map after the jump, images author's own. Know a good bookshop? Email us at londonist (@) gmail.com.
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