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John Sandoe

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Time Out says

John Sandoe founded the shop in 1957 and, though he has passed away, his legacy is one of the best local independents in London with a loyal and ever-growing clientele, professional staff and enviably broad stock. New and classic releases rub spines with more unusual items – books with no ISBN or that have been privately printed, for example.

These are bought safe in the knowledge that certain customers will be interested – a testament to the personal relationship here between staff and visitors. There’s a high proportion of quality hardbacks, a very full travel section upstairs and a fun children’s section in the basement. Half the ground floor is devoted to art, photography and architecture.



Address: 10 Blacklands Terrace
Transport: Tube: Sloane Square tube
Opening hours: Open 9.30am-5.30pm Mon, Tue, Thur-Sat; 9.30am-7.30pm Wed; noon-6pm Sun
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