London's best erotic bookshops
From ruddy maids romping with their masters to under-the-counter ‘70s Soho smut: whatever tickles your fancy Time Out has sniffed out the places where rude books with ruder prices are flying off the (top) shelf
Agent ProvocateurWhat to buy ‘Confessions: A Collection of Erotic Literature’, £10.6 Broadwick St, W1 (020 7439 0229/www.agentprovocateur.com) Oxford Circus or Tottenham Court Rd tube. Open Mon-Sat 11am-7pm, Thur 11am-8pm, Sun 12noon-5pm.
BiblionThis antiquarian specialist stocks a good selection of erotic literature. What to buy The illustrated 1930 ‘Ten Tales from the Decameron’ by Giovanni Boccaccio, £65.1-7 Davies Mews, W1 (020 7629 1374/www.biblion.co.uk) Bond St tube. Open Mon-Fri 10am-6pm.
Coco de MerWhat to buy ‘The Story of O’ by Pauline Reage, £7.99.23 Monmouth St, WC2 (020 7836 8882/www.coco-de-mer.co.uk) Covent Garden or Tottenham Court Rd tube. Open Mon-Sat 11am-7pm, Thur 11am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm.
Delectus BooksWhat to buy ‘The Mistress and the Slave,’ anonymous, £19.95. (020 8963 0979/www.delectusbooks.co.uk).
Maggs Bros Rare BooksWhat to buy ‘The Wisdom of the Rod’ anonymous, £200.50 Berkeley Square, W1 (020 7493 7160/www.maggs.com) Green Park tube. Open Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm.
Gay’s the WordSpecialists in gay and lesbian literature.What to buy ‘Song of the Loon’ by Richard Amory, £10.99.Gay’s the Word, 66 Marchmont St, WC1 (020 7278 7654/www.gaystheword. co.uk) Russell Square tube. Open Mon-Sat 10am-6.30pm, Sun 2-6pm.
Simon Finch Rare BooksWhat to buy Leather bound erotic poetry manuscript, £800.53 Maddox St, W1 (020 7499 0974/www.simonfinch.com) Oxford Circus tube. Open Mon-Fri 10.30am-6pm.
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