Find a Forgotten Classic
Persephone Books is absolutely one of a kind. It's both a bookshop and a publisher, run by a brilliant woman who wanted to reclaim neglected works by women authors. So she went around looking for great books that had fallen out of print—and she republished them. This shop is full of her beautifully bound, elegantly designed volumes (they all have a recognizable grey cover), and not only will they open your eyes to much overlooked writing by women you might not have heard of, they make the most beautiful gifts, too.
By Emma John, AFAR Local Expert
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59 Lamb's Conduit St, London WC1N 3NB, UK
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