Peter Harrington | Rare Bookstore

Listique’s Recommendation

Whether or not you’re a bibliophile, it is easy to understand the allure of rare books. First editions and rarities capture the context of a book’s original release in a way that a copy from your local Waterstone’s cannot match. We enjoy visiting Peter Harrington’s Rare Books primarily for the books on offer, but we have to admit that the coziness and tranquility of this book shop is what keeps drawing us back. The shop is a spot of intense calm amidst a city that can sometimes feel chaotic.


About Peter Harrington | Rare Bookstore

Since it was founded in 1969, this book shop has risen to become at the heart of the London bookselling world. Stocking fine books, prints, maps and manuscripts from the 15th to the 20th century, this shop is home to some fascinating works. The UK’s largest antiquarian bookseller, this shop buys and sells antique books across all genres. Notable works sourced include Shakespeare’s first folio from 1623, Virginia Woolf’s pocket engagement diaries for eight years, including that for the final year of her life, and the first copy ever bound of Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn. Situated inside a four-story double fronted shop on Fulham Road in Chelsea, the shop is worth a visit for the premises alone. Losing oneself among the seemingly endless rows of old books is incredibly enjoyable. There are over 20,000 volumes and 6,000 prints for sale here. Peter Harrington have also recently opened a second shop on Dover Street. This slightly smaller shop stocks over 7,000 books.

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