Welcome to a new regular feature here on The Collected Room blog, Kathryn Greeley’s Address Book. I’ll be taking you to see all of the places, spaces and faces around the globe that are dear to me. First stop in my address book, Persephone Books in London.
59 Lamb’s Conduit Street
As I am a great lover of books, one of my favorite spots in London is Persephone Books! This lovely little book shop is located in Lamb’s Conduit Street , in a Grade II Listed building built in 1702-3.
Persephone prints mainly neglected fiction and non-fiction by women, for women and about women. These books can be described as neither too literary, nor too commercial. This quaint shop is a must for book lovers and Persephone also sells online.
Persephone books should definitely be at the top of your Christmas list this year. Their online site even has a list of “the perfect present”… for the keen gardener, the mother, the traveler, and most importantly …to slip in a Christmas stocking!
And don’t be fooled by the distinctive plain gray jackets of Persephone Books! Inside you will find stunning endpapers and bookmarks chosen especially to match the date and mood of the book. Persephone believes that it is very important for readers to get pleasure from how their books look and feel, as well as from the book’s content.
Santa’s list… (With the delightful endpaper designs pictured)
For the keen cook…
For the dog lover…
For the keen gardener…
For the traveler…
For the architect…
And for Kathy Greeley (who has been quite good this year!!)…
I just finished reading A House in the Country by Jocelyn Fair which is a delightful novel about a group of people living in the country during World War II.
A House in the Country, Book No. 31
I hope you are as delighted with this address as I am! And happy shopping,