Apparently the name’s from a Bob Dylan song – more than that I don’t know.
My Back Pages
8-10 Balham Station Road, Balham, London SW12 9SG
- Balham Station (<0.1 km)
- Tooting Bec Station (1.0 km)
- Balham Rail Station (<0.1 km)
- Wandsworth Common Station (0.9 km)
- Contact us:
020 8675 9346
- Opening hours:
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...
8 reviews of My Back Pages in English
A kindle and the internet are no replacement for browsing through a fascinating bookshop like this one. It is a priviledge to have this on my doorstep in Balham and I just want more people to hear about it and experience it!
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Eltigreblanco, 14 September 2012:
Having left with 6 books after my first visit only yesterday, I have to admit- this is one GEM of a bookshop. New bestsellers and old first prints, second hand books as well as real antique tresures, it has them all.
The books are piled up high on the shelves, neatly organized by genres and alphabet- however not in a sterile ‘almost-too-afraid-to-touch’ fashion. Whole- heartedly recommended, I shall be returning soon!
My Back Pages is a rabbit warren of books which are piled ceiling high. It's organised enough for you to find the sections you want, but disordered enough to remind you that they're not a sterile chain bookshop with the same boring stock as everyone else. I pop along regularly to browse my favourite sections and pick up some new stuff to add to the pile by the bed.
I feel like I’m cheating on the Boligbroke Bookshop by saying this, but My Back Pages is my favourite bookstore in London.
Local, ram-shackle, small and crammed with all the books you could hope and dream of, with the offer of ordering any they don’t have in, this place is what book-worms wet dream about.
I sometimes come in just to browse, and am always staggered at the range of weird stuff they have. Also stock old cool looking books to sex up your book-shelves.
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