120 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London SW4 7UH
“We are an independent bookshop on Clapham High Street. We offer a great hand-picked selection of titles including fiction, children's and art books. Whatever we don't have in the shop we can normally order within 24 hours. We also host children's...” more...
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This unique shop is a must-visit in London, even if you have no interest in magic, weird-sh** or the occult! Browsing the various esoteric subjects documented on the shelves, it’s easy to feel like you’ve wondered into a real-life Harry Potter world, and the friendly staff really know their stuff, too.
Treadwells also offer Tarot readings, and host plenty of events for anyone with a passing interest to full-on witch or wizard stripes. Check it out.
Treadwell’s is a very pleasant bookshop to have a browse in. If you’re interested in Esoteric, Wicca, Paganism and Freemasonry, then Treadwell’s Bookshop is probably, one of the best bookshops in London to go for.
Treadwells isn't just a bookshop; it's a community.
It stocks a carefully chosen and wide range of esoteric books, catering for those with a causal interest as well as having an impressive collection of rare and out of print texts (also available to see on their website).
The staff know their subject very well and are very good at giving advice and pointing out books to suit your needs and interests.
The shop also hosts numerous events in the evening such as lectures and book launches, and so has a loyal customer base who meet around these books and events - the shop isn't just for books but also for networking!
This makes me one of my favourite bookshops - a true independent store with a unique atmosphere.
I didn't even know London had a 'specialist magic bookshop' before I went to an event there the other week, but Treadwell's is great, one of those genuine London oddities that you need to go and visit just to say you've been there.
The walls are lined with books on every kind of weirdness and esoteric subject, from monster hunting, to the Masons, from herbalism, to "The Order of the Golden Dawn and its descendants – including Dion Fortune and Servants of the Light" (I took that last bit from their website).
On the night we went the staff were great, really helpful and friendly (which isn't that normal for central London second hand bookshops), and even if you don't consider yourself 'one of those people' I bet you'll find a couple of books in here that you'll want to buy.
Plus they hold some reallly good talks and events in the basement, so check the website to see what they've got coming up.
Specialist special bookshop for witches and fairies and professors and practitioners of magic, this shop should be on Diagon Alley. It is a wonderful place to browse, full of the weird and wonderful. Its academic focus means that the staff are well-informed and it hosts lectures (on elves and the like) and events.
I wish I still worked close to Covent Garden so I could go to Treadwells after work and browse the books.
You can sit on the couch and leaf through them, pick up a candle for spell work, or have a chat with the owner.
Last year I attended their Halloween Circle, and it was great.
If you like books and magic (wicca, the occult, history…) I would highly recommend just dropping by one afternoon to say hi.
There are always book readings, circles, lectures, courses and many more things going on at Treadwell’s. I only wish I had more time and could attend them all.
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