Reading a book is the perfect activity no matter the temperature: whether you curl in your favourite spot inside, or find a scenic park to read one more chapter. These bookshops that we love in Lewisham borough are for those moments when you are looking for some peace and quiet.
Books are a unique and special way to connect with people, where you can value a new friendship by sharing a favourite book. Supporting independent bookshops are so important in South London communities, appreciating the hard work these business owners put in to giving you fresh and exciting stories. Here’s our 5 favourite bookshops in Lambeth Borough!
From the 8th-11th June, Balham will play host to the second Balham Literary Festival, produced by Dulwich Books. The event will feature talks from numerous different writers, and is going to be hosted at the Grade-II listed Bedford Pub. The talks will explore numerous different themes relevant to those that call Balham home, and even further afield, and there will also be a pop-up bookshop at the pub all weekend.
Run your fingers along their spines, cast your eyes up and down the shelves, flick through the pages and sit cross legged on the floor engrossed in the words resting in your lap. Escape the dull, uniform, needlessly clean chain bookshops that are a stalwart part of any high street or soulless shopping centre. South London has its fair share of independent bookshops where hidden treasures can be found, prices are right and the shelves hold countless stories to lose yourself in.