Word on the Water

Shopping, Bookshops King's Cross
5 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
Word on the Water

A floating bookshop on Regent’s Canal towpath

A 1920s Dutch barge has been lovingly transformed into a floating bookshop. It used to travel along Regent's Canal, but it’s now taken up permanent residence by Granary Square in King’s Cross. As well as keenly priced books they boast a woodburning stove, friendly dog and occasional live jazz performances. Check their Facebook page for details of book talks and events. 


Venue name: Word on the Water
Address: Granary Square
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A charming place to browse and buy books, whether used or new. There's a fragrant stove offering warmth during the cold months, and an eclectic collection of books along the sides of this narrowboat. 

You wont find a more atmospheric bookshop in London. Space precludes an enormous stock, but what they do have is well worth it. A great experience as well.