John Sandoe Books
- 020 7589 9473
- 10 Blacklands Terrace, SW3 2SP
- 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Tue/Thu-Sat; 9.30am-7.30pm Wed; 12-6pm Sun
Hidden just off the King's Road in Chelsea, this is a wonderful bookshop, particularly if you're just randomly browsing. You're not going to find any dull textbooks or business books here either: the focus is squarely on the humanities. It holds a vast range of intelligent modern and classic fiction upstairs, and an excellent art selection as well, but the joy is just the slightly ramshackle air of the place, with books piled up hither and yon. Upstairs, the fiction is crammed into every corner, on shelves which can be pulled aside to reveal more books behind. A table greets you when you walk in with piles of the latest acquisitions, and just going through them often yields random delights.