Bookstore of the Week – The British Library Bookshop

We are here once again to make your Wednesday afternoon just that little bit more exciting and we know this weeks bookstore will get all you book lovers drooling.

This week we are celebrating the ever impressive British Library Bookshop.

The British Library Entrance

Housed in the British Library this bookshop is a mecca for book-lovers of all shapes and sizes. You could be forgiven for missing this gem as it stands next to the magnificently grand St Pancras International Building, but then you probably didn’t know that 10 million bricks and 180,000 tonnes of concrete were needed to complete the building AND the library has a total floor area of over 112,000 sq metres spread over 14 floors – 9 above ground, 5 below!
Now you will never forget it. 

British Library Courtyard

With a range of books and bookish gifts the bookshop is a treasure trove, even if you are just shopping for a little pick-me-up for yourself! Perhaps one of their postcard collections will take your fancy or perhaps an Alice In Wonderland book broach. The shop features a wide range of books, audio and gifts, relating to the British Library and its unique archives. 

British Library Shop
Image courtesy of British Library Bookshop


And what a range that makes! The Library itself receives a copy of EVERY publication produced in the UK and Ireland, 3 million new items are added every year! They also have the world’s earliest dated printed book, the Diamond Sutra, is sometimes on display in our exhibition galleries alongside many other treasures.

British Library Bookshop
Image courtesy of British Library Shop.


You can’t help but be inspired by the sheer scale of publications that fill these walls!

The British Library

For more from the British Library Bookstore folks follow them on Twitter, Facebook, sign-up for their Newsletter and be sure you checkout their Blogs. With topics ranging from; 10 tips to help you start a successful business to Forgotten histories of the Passage: the whalers you are sure to find something to dive into!

Find them at:

96 Euston Road

London NW1 2DB

United Kingdom

020 7412 7735

P.S – It’s not too late to pick-up a Valentines Present for that someone special, take a look at what they offer & for more inspiration join in with #ArtBooksForValentines on Twitter!