Since opening in 1998, Persephone - a bookseller and publisher - has dedicated its shelves to 20th-century literature penned (mostly) by women. Expect to find historical memoirs, cookbooks and feminist fiction among works that have been largely forgotten or under-appreciated by mainstream bookshops. It might be wrong to judge a book by its cover, but Persephone's signature grey jackets and artful endpapers have us smitten. Like this? Visit Soho's pink-floored The Second Shelf next.
59 Lamb's Conduit Street, WC1N 3NB