Big Green Bookshop

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A great, community-friendly book shop in north London. BGB regularly hosts readings and book launches with big name guests, as well as regular literary, comedy and music nights, and children's groups.


Venue name: Big Green Bookshop
Address: Unit 1
Brampton Park Rd
N22 6BG
Transport: Tube: Wood Green/Turnpike Lane
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Lovely, friendly shop, with great kids activities, especially Tim and his guitar

They are magnificent, run great events and share the love of books. Boom

Unique, friendly, welcoming space offering varied events and excellent books/ordering service. A fantastic addition to Wood Green - long may it remain.

Great community asset. Loads of interesting events, friendly and engaged staff and of course lots of great books (most things obtainable within a day)

Tim and Simon are always really friendly and prepared to go that extra bit to help you out.  They even manage to make singing and stories for the under 5s fun for the adults, thanks to the slightly irreverent running commentary.  A very valuable community resource.

they sell books and sometimes sausages. what more could you want?! An amazing community focussed bookshop

Brilliant bookshop with fantastic, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and a well-curated selection of books. Also, fabulous events!

Great shop which hosts lots of events and runs a brilliant curated mail order book club!

A true independent gem within the heart of a community, there's an awful lot that the BGB cram into a small space including talks, quizzes, music, comedy, kids events… and they have a few good books for sale too.

An excellent bookshop! They introduce you to books you might otherwise miss, can order anything you want really quickly, and have very cool events.

Slightly off the beaten track in both location and books on offer.
Turn off the high street and other bookshops stuffed with James Patterson clones, 50 Shades of Whatever and the latest YA Fantasy-Romance and you'll find the Big Green Bookshop. This bookshop has a surprising selection of gems, rather than just the books that have gotten film adaptations like most seem to.

The staff are always friendly and helpful and for a small bookshop, it has a great range of novels and other books. It is truly a community bookshop with lots of events, some with some really impressive guest writers

The Big Green Bookshop has the friendliest, most enthusiastic staff and puts on a great range of events. I love the book group I go to there. It's like a community hub as well as a bookshop.

Excellent bookshop with a top selection of reading material (both new and second hand) and some great events.

Superb independent bookstore in Wood Green. Great guys, great books, great events, full of stories themselves

This shop is a delight - regular, reasonably priced events (comedy, author events, toddler story time, writing groups...) and run by committed book lovers, whose taste in books is second to none. They also sell cards and toys, and have a dedicated short fiction section, as well as secondhand 'pay what you like'. I always favour a trip to the BGBS over online shopping. In a high street of homogenous chains, Wood Green is very lucky to have this place.

Best book shoppe ever. It is a shop on steroids with fabulous things like talks, events, readings, clubs etc etc etc. I could go on. Just check it out if you don't know about it.

No neighbourhood should be without a proper bookshop and BGBS is a proper independent bookshop plus a whole lot more. It makes a real contribution to Wood Green's cultural and social life and we are lucky to have it.

If you think this is just a place to buy books you haven't seen what this magical ramshackle little shop is capable of! Brilliant guests (eg Viv Albertine), quiz nights, music nights, book clubs galore AND lovely people with a social conscience - featured on BBC for organising book deliveries to the Jungle Library.

Quite simply the best bookshop in London. From doing outstanding work with local schools to engaging with the local community in hosting quiz nights, live music etc the BGG is a shop that we should treasure. On top of that owners Simon and Tim are also two of the nicest people that you will ever meet.

Lovely local book shop.
They also do songs and stories for under 5s on Mondays and Fridays - lots of fun for toddlers and parents!

This is not just a bookshop, it's a crossroads of fun and frivolity. Run by two exuberant and passionate owners who have turned a compact shop where you can get everything from the latest Mantel to a gritty thriller from a local author. If that wasn't enough the knitting group, the board gamers, the book club and many more clubs meet and when they're not around the shop is a music/comedy venue that just also happens to get some of the biggest authors to visit Wood Green. The Big Green is all things to all people. Long may it thrive.

A really great independent community bookshop. They will order books in and phone/text you when it arrives. They run readers and writers groups as well as author events. They cater for all groups in the diverse community of Wood Green

Best shop in Wood Green.
Best shop in North London.
Best shop in all of London? Possibly!

A great small bookshop, it is always a pleasure to visit. Two great owners who always think of new bibliophile events to enthuse young and old. There used to be a lovely bookshop in Wood Green, but it was taken over by a chain who then went on to close it. Out of its ashes the (little) Big Green Bookshop thankfully arose. May they continue to serve the community and the whole of bookdom.

A brilliant welcoming local book shop. I used to take my son to story time which he loved.

This is such a good local bookshop - with loads of events as well as good books and really nice owners.

I think it would be rude of me not to vote for my own bookshop. So here I am, shamelessly plugging our shiny little shop in cosmopolitan Wood Green. 

 Hurray for us! 

So much more than just a bookshop, it's also a fantastic social hub. Though I would say that because I met my wife there (which is going above and beyond by any bookshop's standards).

Fantastic, friendly bookshop with amazing personal service and a proper community spirit.

Have watched this bookshop grow from nothing to a fabulous community enhancement. Plus the owners make me laugh :-)

Brilliantly curated selection of stock, friendly, knowledgable staff, excellent service, impressive range of events - all this and a genuine commitment to the local community - Big Green Bookshop is everything a neigbhourhood book shop should be.

Friendly, lively and with a great mail-order service. The model of a community bookshop.

Wonderful independent bookshop providing a brilliant service to the local community. Not just book selling but reading groups, author signings and children's singing and story sessions. Recently hosted the Booker challenge and helped supply the library for refugees in Calais. Awesome!

Fantastic events (music and comedy as well as books), really good stock selection, imaginative displays, and a great community conscience. Plus, the two most charismatic owners of any bookshop in London. Particular bookish highlights are Midnight Murakami parties, and the Big Green Bookclub, where you sign up and get a book chosen for you by the owners, and posted to you every month.

So friendly, so helpful, so full of amazing books, so worth a trip up to Wood Green!

An independent book shop in North London - what more could you want? A great selection of books and lots going on - groups, events, book launches. Very friendly, helpful service. A real asset to Wood Green. And great tweets to.

A friendly local bookstore run by two very community minded chaps that will get you any book you want usually within 24 hours. Also great for a browse. They put on fab events bringing some 'big names' in literature and politics to a slightly off the beaten track bit of North London.

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