An independent second-hand bookshop in Brixton
Like rare unique animals, independent bookshops are on the edge of extinction. Book Mongers, an independent, second-hand shop in Brixton provides a trip back in time, representing the good old Brixton as it looked like years ago.
Nowadays, almost anything can be bought by scrolling, clicking and paying online, but one of the things you will never be able to buy is the authentic sense of an old bookshop. Book Mongers is packed with books piling up on top of one another – some of them barely used, some of them so old you can actually brush the dust off. From classics and modern literature to vintage comics and cookbooks – the variety of choice would surprise the pickiest bookworm. If you visit Book Mongers looking for something particular, it might take a little longer to find it. The sheer quantity of books requires an open mind, which gives you the sensation of adventure and discovery as you stumble upon something unique and hard to find in other bookshops.
If you’re planning to stop by – cancel your plans at least for the next hour (just in case you’ll lose the track of time).
How to get there
It is surprisingly easy to find your way to Book Mongers. Exit Brixton underground station and turn left, walk straight down the Brixton road and turn right towards Acre Lane (if you see Ritzy cinema – that’s your turning point).
In the area
The Brixton community is active and fast-growing - new places open up and the old ones thrive. For the hungry ones – Senzala crepes in Brixton Village, Duck egg café (right next to Book Mongers), Casa Sibilla and the Blues Kitchen further down Acre Lane. If you’re in the area you should also visit the legendary Ritzy cinema as well.
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Location439 , Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, SW9 8LN (View on Google Maps)
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