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We are now closed - but Deliveries still possible
South Kensington Books is now closed until further notice. We are still able, currently, to deliver books to our customers. Please see the message below from our owner, Philip Blackwell for clarification on our current situation:
To all our valued customers,
Thank you for your continued support especially in these uncertain times. It means a lot for us as a small local business.
We have kept the shop open as long as possible but we are now bowing to the inevitable and have closed our front door for the first time in more than 40 years, it is a temporary necessity. For despite our belief that books are an essential service, we will comply with Government guidelines for the safety of our customers and our staff. Our thoughts are with everyone whose lives have been affected.
Our book experts are now working from home to provide advice and reading suggestions by telephone and email. We will continue to update on Instagram, Twitter and other social media channels. Our newsletter with book bundle suggestions to help you and your families meet the challenges of being at home and adapting to the new reality will continue to be sent out. Our puzzles and home learning packages are proving especially popular.
We are taking orders through our website, phone & email and continue to offer local home delivery in compliance with safety standards. Details below.
Stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back into the shop in the future.
Indie exclusive edition of 'The Mirror and the Light'
Free World Book Day Giveaway!
Pick up your FREE World Book Day book - on us from today! No need for vouchers just pick your book and take it to the till for one of our booksellers to process.
1 book per customer (children only) while stocks last. Happy World Book Day!
Indie Bookshop of the year - regional shortlist
Updated and Expanded Childrens Section
Our improved and expanded Children's section is now in place.
We have a whole table of Children's books with sections beneath for fact books on Space, Science, dinosaurs, history and General Knowledge
We also have extra shelf space dedicated to young readers picture books, Children's and YA paperbacks and great story books
Recommended Reads - February
Here is a selection of some of the books that have got us and our customers excited this month.
Book of the Week
Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk
Anna Jackson (£34.99)