Henry Pordes Books

58-60 Charing Cross Road, London
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Review Rating from 3 reviews

58-60 Charing Cross Road, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 0BB

020 7836 9031

Covent Garden

Nearest Station
Leicester Square (0.07 miles)


Opening Times
monday Opens 10:00 - Closes 19:00
tuesday Opens 10:00 - Closes 19:00
wednesday Opens 10:00 - Closes 19:00
thursday Opens 10:00 - Closes 19:00
friday Opens 10:00 - Closes 19:00
saturday Opens 10:00 - Closes 19:00
sunday Opens 13:00 - Closes 18:00

Henry Pordes Books specialise in a wide range of books including modern, Gothic, antique and out of print titles.

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The streets surrounding Leicester Square may be filled with tacky souvenir shops, but Charing Cross Road has this gem of a bookshop. Here you'll find rare editions of classic novels as well as journals and academic titles. Among their specialities are the arts, cookery, military, architecture and history. They buy books too, so if you have any leather-bound tomes collecting dust you may bag yourself a small fortune.

User Reviews

Reviewed by Alex Tai from London
This 'bookshop' is the reason why a lot of people buy from Amazon. Poor customer service (if you can call two men sat at a table ignoring you service). Decent enough books, but nothing seems to have a particular order, or at least an order that is not clear if you're searching for something. The dreadful attitudes of the staff make this place a real negative to shop at.

Jan 14, 2015
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Reviewed by Lucy from London
Huge selection of books, especially great for antiquarian, art books or rare editions. The staff are really knowledgable and know their stock like the back of their hands. There's also a great selection of secondhand paperbacks and plays downstairs. Perfect if you're looking to buy a gift for someone special or just need to stock up on some holiday reading.

Apr 8, 2014
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Reviewed by lara from london
Give refunds or at least put a notice up explaining that they only do exchange or credit note so customers know their rights before buying. Very disappointing that they don't!

Mar 25, 2014
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