Treadwell's Bookshop

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Treadwell's Bookshop, Bloomsbury
Treadwell's Bookshop flowers, Bloomsbury

A boutique bookshop and cultural centre for those with an interest in spirituality, culture, religion, divination and more, as well as literature, history and classics. Treadwell's have both secondhand and new books on offer, and rare and unusual editions too. They also host a regular lecture series and workshops for people interested in various aspects of magical thinking and esotericism. On top of all that, you can also take part in a tarot reading here with one of their four tarot consultants.


Venue name: Treadwell's Bookshop
Address: 33 Store St
Transport: Tube: Goodge St
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Darren K
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Bookshop, educational establishment, sanctuary,. A place of kaos and katalogue, kabbalah and kalm, kith and kin, knowledge nurturing kuriosity and frankly a kreed that denies kapitalist kulture but will NOT allow me to leave without a purchase in my happy hands. So much so I kant afford to have the c button fixed on my keyboard. It has long been said 'it is everything an Occult bookshop should be'. But it has bekome so much more than that. A pillar of the kommunity and testament to kommitment, kraft and hard graft.

Nicky G

Who knew there was an alternative pagan bookshop in central London?! I only found Treadwell's after an extensive Google search on Tarot workshops and signed up for an 8-week course which has been a thorough and enjoyable experience. There's also professional tarot card readings with experienced teachers, plus a huge range of fascinating books on Eastern philosophy, pagan and ancient religions and spirituality - everything from 18th century witchcraft to aligning chakras. Well worth a visit.

julie w

Friendly, knowledgeable and an Oasis of quiet charm and knowledge in London - not to mention the tarot readings are great, the book selection is second to none and the talks and events they carefully curate are excellent.

Kitty G

I love Treadwell's. It's a quirky, welcoming bookstore with an outstanding staff. Check out their fascinating programs in the lower floor space.

Helen G

There is such a lovely atmosphere in here. You can browse around and the staff are so friendly and will answer any questions. I found Treadwell's about 3 years ago and my only regret is not visiting sooner.

Edoardo L

Beautiful esoteric bookshop, and much, much more. A hallmark for studies, academic and non, in western esotericism, magic, paganism- But also a place for people to attend events and gain hands-on experiences of what books can ultimately only speak of. Love it and would live there.

Esther B

Treadwell's is a marvellously magical place - a real haven for reading, browsing, and chatting. They host a yearlong cornucopia of incredible events that range from Halloween parties to talks on folklore and fairies. Their tarot workshops are legendary too, and they even sell magical bath soap. Not to be missed.

Lucya S

Wonderful shop with a really friendly atmosphere. You can browse books and even sit on the sofa and read before (or after) you buy something. It hosts a superb range of talks too.

Dewi H

Step out of the usual, run-of-the-mill commercial London surroundings and into a place that deals with the extraordinary in a way that feels homely and comfortable. Strange and wonderful books, fascinating and friendly people.

Allan J

Once you visit you'll never forget it, and will probably find yourself going back as often as you can.  The selection of books on myth, magic, history, esotericism, literature, and culture is brilliantly curated and the extremely knowledgeable staff will always be able to point you in the right direction.  Their events include regular top-notch lectures and workshops, but booking in advance is important because they do tend to sell out fast.  There's a comfy sofa where you can browse books and plenty of curiosities to spark the imagination.  Nothing stuffy here--Treadwell's is incredibly warm and welcoming to both the newcomer and the scholar, and everyone in between.  An absolute gem!

Claire P

Wonderful treasure trove with an excellent stock of new and second-hand/antiquarian books, knowledgeable and friendly staff and of course an excellent lecture series. Online service as well, what more could you ask for?

Sasha M

A truly unique place in the world... bristling with arcane knowledge, both within the books and the staff. If you have ever questioned why we are here, this is your Holy Grail.

Jenny B

Wonderful bookshop and a cultural hub for esotericists and Pagans. The lecture series never fails to be interesting, with niche topics and talks you wouldn't hear anywhere else. Fantastic staff too! 😊

Sylvia K

Lovely place, interesting people, great books and fantastic talks. What else do you want from a bookshop?

Johnny S

The people who work there are lovely and extremely knowledgeable.
Great selection of rare esoteric books. Love it!

Robin S

Not just a bookshop - a magic shop and a cultural centre for people interested in alternative spirituality.

Lisa N

Cozy and filled with lovely knowledgeable people. Best way to spend an afternoon or an evening at one of their interesting lectures or workshops.

Tess P

Unique, wonderful, warm, atmospheric, magical, inspired, inspiring, illuminating...

Johnnie G

Brilliant bookshop . Staff are friendly and extremely knowledgable on all of the topics on self development and spiritual awareness . Whatever your preference from healing cystals to Wiccan and occult art ,you will not be dissapointed.
They also have great meet ups and workshops giving you the opportunity to experience meeting like minded creative and friendly folk, and forge new friendships.

Sam W

No place like it - in London or elsewhere. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and encourage browsing. More of a cultural centre than a simple bookshop. If you're looking for alternative narratives of culture, knowledge and history, there is no better place: Esoterica without the woo-woo: serious people that know their subject.

Danny N

Treadwell's has the best sofa in London to read on, and a superb selection of books to read on it. The staff are lovely, they know their books, and the talks are consistently excellent.

Jamie C

I love Treadwell's and visit whenever I am in London. Its a lovely little shop in the heart of Bloomsbury and carries a really diverse and eclectic mix of material.

Robert A

Since it was founded more than a decade ago, Treadwell's Bookshop has grown into an important cultural centre for those seeking out an alternative, esoteric London. The bookshop itself offers a wide range of titles, from the most recent releases, to classic texts that reward repeated reading. And if you cannot find what you are looking for, the helpful staff will always have an insightful suggestion. In addition, the highly regarded lectures series, workshops, Tarot readings and book launches provide a valuable opportunity to meet with others who share your interests. Highly recommended.

Kathleen B

Friendly and welcoming. Browse to your hearts content amongst a wonderful range of esoteric books

Rhys J

The best and most friendly bookshop in London and they do BRILLIANT talks and courses too!

Caroline W

Friendly and knowledgeable staff plus an excellent regular lecture and workshop programme.

Chris G

Best occult/spirituality bookshop in Europe, let alone London. Wether you're looking for academic text on the subject or reprints of XVII century Grimoires, Treadwell's has it all. Very central and with the most helpful and courteous staff.

Maria S

Fabulous bookshop, friendly and knowledgeable staff. And a great mix of books. Beautiful sculptures and jewellery as well. And the cutest dog ever!

Seani L

Most amazing bookstore in London if not the world. I happily spend many hours there perusing books, talking with the staff and other customers and going to their many events. Great people, great books and the odd cheeky glass of wine. Bliss.

livia f

A book lover's paradise, an intellectual's refuge, a curious passerby's new home. A genuine community for everyone interested in the unusual, magical and spiritual.

Marco V

Treadwell's is a piece of the history of Western magic. And it is a safe haven for cultural exiles of all sorts, for artists, witches and free thinkers. It is the sort of bookshop you think only exists in books - until you come to London. Huzzah!