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Small independent bookshop in Woodford Green.

Kake visited on a Thursday afternoon in September 2008. They have a very small SF/fantasy/horror section, two small shelves only. They also have a decent kids' books section, but the bulk of the fiction is filed under general fiction. Little snippets of readers' reviews were placed here and there on the shelves next to the books they referred to, which I thought was a nice touch.

I saw a couple of London-related books among the non-fiction, plus a few books about walking and/or pubcrawling in Essex. The interweb suggests that if I'd looked a little harder (or perhaps asked the owner) I might have found some local history books too.

Service was perfectly friendly, and I found a couple of interesting books in the general fiction section, eventually choosing a copy of Gautam Malkani's Londonstani.

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Last visited by Kake, 4 September 2008. Opening hours taken from the Village Bookshop website, September 2008.

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