February 27, 2015 / DIRECTORY

Our ultimate edit of bookshops. Share your own secret addresses via our Twitter page @ELLEDecoUK #EDdirectory

A specialist in visual arts books, this shop is full of beautiful reads. Plus, if you’re a magazine fiend, you’ll love the range of arty titles.
20–22 Broadway Market, London E8 (

Richard Booth’s Bookshop
Browse the titles at this Hay-on-Wye shop, enjoy cake in its cafe, and then sip a glass of wine while watching a film in the cinema.
44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 (

John Sandoe Books
Set over three floors of an 18th-century building in Chelsea, John Sandoe Books is an independent bookshop that has been in business since 1957. Every surface (yes, even the staircase) is covered in books; in total, there are approximately 25,000 volumes in store, so give yourself plenty of time to browse.
10 Blacklands Terrace, London SW3 (

Potterton Books
A Chelsea gem, Potterton Books is a goldmine for tomes on interiors, fashion and decorative art. It’s impossible to escape empty-handed, even if all you buy are a few old exhibition catalogues.
93 Lower Sloane Street, London SW1 (

This Swiss online store sells specialist titles on subjects ranging from fashion and design to crafts and travel. There’s also a lovely stationery range.

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