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The Village Bookshop was a small independent bookshop in [[Locale Woodford Green|Woodford Green]]. According to Google Street View, it closed down by August 2020.
Small independent bookshop in [[Locale Woodford Green|Woodford Green]].
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The information below is retained for historical purposes.
[[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.
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Small independent bookshop
in [[Locale Woodford Green|Woodford Green]].
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.
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[[Kake]] has visited twice now, most recently in June 2017.
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 <i>Londonstani</i>.
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In September 2008 I noted a very small SF/fantasy/horror section, two small shelves only, plus a decent children's books section; however, the bulk of the fiction was 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 <i>Londonstani</i>.

In June 2017 the children's books section had expanded, with both fiction and non-fiction for a range of ages; I ended up with a copy of <i>The Paper Bag Princess</i> by Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko. They still seemed to have several local-interest books.

Accessibility: A step to get in. There are a couple of low chairs inside to sit on while browsing.

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* [http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/features/community-bookshop-in-woodford-green-thriving-under-new-ownership-1-3403536 Ilford Recorder article]
* [http://www.chicklit.co.uk/articles/business_chick_alison_lawrence.asp Chick Lit interview with the owner, Alison Lawrence]
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<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[Kake]], June 2017.</div>
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address='475 Woodford Green High Road, IG8 0XE'
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<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[Kake]], 4 September 2008. Opening hours taken from the Village Bookshop website, September 2008.</div>
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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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