Persephone Books

30 Jul

Persephone Books. One of my true guilty pleasures.

Persephone is a small London publishing house that reprints ‘forgotten’ 20th century books, mostly (but not all) by women authors. These gorgeous gems, with their dove grey and cream covers, are a real luxury for any bibliophile. Each book has unique endpapers, often fabric prints from the era in which the book is set. And let’s not forget the matching bookmarks.

 The Persephone shop at 59 Lamb’s Conduit Street in Bloomsbury is a magical spot. If you haven’t yet been there, go! You can also order the books online for £10 each or three for £27. If you can stop at one, you’re stronger than I am.

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