66 Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AE
- Russell Square Station (0.2 km)
- King's Cross Station (0.6 km)
- Contact us:
020 7278 8760
- Opening hours:
10.30-8 Mon-Sat, 10.30-6 Sun & Bank Hols
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...
5 reviews of Skoob Books in English
This is quite a useful bookshop to visit. Every time I go in here, I always leave with something in my hand. Sometimes I would go to this firm to buy DVDs from Amazon.co.uk, they guys here are always willing to help out.
A fair sized subterranean bunker of a place, with miles of browsable shelves covering the full gamut of "regular" bookshop sections, plus the rarer genres other reviewers have alluded to; a place for hours of happy browsing. Generally a better and more heterogenerous selection than the remainder-heavy competiton on the Charing Cross road, or the slightly seedy places round the corner on Euston Road.
This is quite a good second-hand bookshop. They have tonnes of books, a HUGE! selection, and there are seats tactically placed around he shop so that you can sit down and read for a while. My only problem is that it is either too hot, or too cold here in the winter, depending on wether the heating is on, and the staff aren’t that nice either!
This place is brilliant, particularly if you are a poor drama student looking for cheapish plays. The selection is enormous and half the price of french’s. There is also a piano if you fancy trying out the sheet music available. I spotted a play about lee Harvey Oswald that probably isn’t in print any more, and a good few copies of a Sam Sheperd one whose title escapes me at the moment. On the sci fi front they had a very rare John Wyndham novel that I hadn’t even heard of before. And for cinema buffs how about the For Your Consideration Screenplay, printed exclusively for academy members and presumably as rare as a hen’s tooth, for wes anderson’s The Life Aquatic?
I’ll race you there! (huge selection of shakespeare plays too)
Now relocated in the side of the renovated Brunswick Centre, Skoobs remains one of the best priced and best-for-browsing local second hand bookshops. I recently went in there looking for something by an obscure Welsh author, and found two of his novels within minutes. Choice ranges from the rarer editions to fiction paperbacks. There are also used audio books and good academic sections. The staff are friendly and helpful. The only downside of the shop is that it’s hard to leave once you’ve started browsing.
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