There has been a bookshop at 22 Thurloe St since the 1940’s and a remainder bookshop has been operating on the site since 1996. Although the shop went through a bit of a bad patch a few years back it has been under new ownership since 2010 when it became ‘South Kensington Books’.
We have been working hard since to restore our reputation as a great independent book store. The inside and outside of the store has had a major overhaul and the quality of our titles has improved to the level we and our customers expect it to be.
We specialise in Visual Arts, Architecture and Photography and we have an extensive History section. You will also find excellent and varied titles covering Poetry, Music, Biography, Cookery and Fiction.
We have a good mix of remainder books which are always 50% or more off the published price and brand new titles which have a small discount. Our stock is continually changing so it is always possible to find something new and interesting on every visit.