We are an independent bookshop in Clapham. We offer

a great hand-picked selection of titles including fiction, children's

and art books. We also run a smaller sister shop, Herne Hill Books.



 26, The Pavement, Clapham Common, SW4 0JA


 OUR NEXT EVENT! Wednesday 3rd Sep, 730pm


New author P P Wong will be here to talk about and read from her novel, The Life of a Banana. 

'Xing Li is what some Chinese people call a banana - yellow on the outside and white on the inside. Although born and raised in London, she never feels like she fits in. When her mother dies, she moves with her older brother to live with venomous Grandma, strange Uncle Ho and Hollywood actress Auntie Mei.

Consumed by secrets, violence and confusing family relations, Xing Li tries to find hope wherever she can. In order to find her own identity, she must first discover what it means to be both Chinese and British.'


Tel: 020 7627 2797

Email: shop@claphambooks.com


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Monday to Friday         10am - 7pm

Saturdays                       10am - 6pm

Sundays & Bank Hols   12 - 6pm  

(Herne Hill Sundays now 10am - 4pm)


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