Owl Bookshop

207-209 Kentish Town Road, London
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Review Rating from 7 reviews

207-209 Kentish Town Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5 2JU

020 7485 7793

Kentish Town

Nearest Station
Kentish Town West (0.22 miles)



Opening Summary

Monday to Saturday
9am - 6pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays
11am - 6pm

The Owl is a much loved local bookshop in Kentish Town. A fantastic selection of new titles, an impressive range of backlist and classic titles and a treasure trove of children's books has given the Owl it's reputation as one of the best bookshops in North London. There is next day ordering, school supply, and a carefully selected range of DVDs and stationery. Customers who join the Owl's loyalty scheme get discount and a newsletter with information about events and offers.

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User Reviews

Reviewed by Dr Richard Thomas from Highgate N6
The Owl Bookshop is perfection. A wonderful environment with knowledgeable and friendly staff - nothing is too much trouble. They hold excellent stock; but if they don't have what you want, they'll access any book quickly and efficiently. The place is the embodiment of service, quality and the joy of reading. Amazon does not compare - the last book I ordered arrived with the dust jacket badly torn.

Nov 6, 2014
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Reviewed by Simon Crow from Dartmouth Park
Just an amazing and wonderful place to enjoy in Kentish Town. A haven of peace and tranquility, with knowledgeable and friendly staff.

You can even buy books here.

Do not miss this gem!!

Jun 8, 2014
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Reviewed by Jill Jago from NW3
Love the shop and the books and the people. An oasis in a desert of Amazon. Everything I want ti read and lots I didn't know about - except for Alice Munro's fabulous, wonderfully thrilling and surprising new short story collection.
Next week I have to go and collect my 'put-aside' 2013 Little Prince diary - and try to resist temptation calling out on every shelf.

Name: Jill Jago
Location: NW3

Dec 15, 2012
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Reviewed by Emily from Kentish Town
Love love love this bookshop. It has an excellent stock and its such a joy for me to have a good local bookshop when so many people don't!

Name: Emily
Location: Kentish Town

Jan 12, 2011
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Reviewed by Anonymous
Fantastic bookshop with local feel but national selection of books. They were the only shop to stock an obscure cookery book I needed before Xmas (Hugh FW's Preserves book if you must know) & have helped me to find the "perfect" book on several occasions.

Highly recommend!

Jan 7, 2010
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Reviewed by Anonymous
The Owl Bookshop is a real Kentish Town icon. I think it's been here for at least 25-30 years. The staff are intelligent and helpful with objective and, if you want it, subjective advice. It has an excellent selection of books including children's section. If it doesn't have the book you want it will virtually always get it by the next day.
It also stocks a comprehensive selection of Ordnance Survey maps of the UK which is unusual for a shop of its size.

Oct 25, 2009
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Reviewed by Anonymous
A very helpful, friendly bookshop. The staff will stand on their heads and juggle with their feet if you ask them, but I didn't ask them, so you're very lucky to get all that too.


May 10, 2009
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