Bookmongers secondhand bookshop, a Brixton institution, has been a constant on Coldharbour Lane since 1992, and is widely known for its unique atmosphere and independent spirit.
We're famous too for our animals: dearly departed dogs Leo and Rosa are commemorated in artwork inside and outside the shop, while the pugnacious Popeye, a former stray cat and veteran of Brixton market, is currently very much in residence...and something of a star on our Instagram site! (https://www.instagram.com/bookmongersbrixton/).
We aim to provide a relaxed, comfortable and welcoming environment for booklovers of all ages, and a meeting point and sense of continuity for the people of Brixton...
...Thankfully the shop itself has now dusted itself down and reopened after lockdown and it's wonderful to see everyone again! But for those of you who would still prefer not to spend too much time browsing in store, we will continue to operate a local click-and-collect service for quick and easy pick-up from the shop door (go to https://bookmongers.com) and, if you live further afield or would just prefer your books to be delivered straight to your front door, there is of course an even wider choice of reading matter, via our virtual shop here at Bookshop.org.
We've put together the following collections, which are just our personal suggestions and recommendations of books you might enjoy, but obviously you're free to search for and choose any books from the entire website. Happy reading!