Situated in the heart of Sydenham, close to the station, Kirkdale Bookshop is a combination of award-winning bookshop and cultural hub. We have an extensive collection of new and second-hand books for all age groups and interests.
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COVID-19 update

Dear Friends,

As you look through the window, you may notice some differences inside the shop. During this lockdown we are taking the time to rearrange the space in such a way that means we can carry out social distancing rules as best as possible, in order to keep both you and our staff safe. We’re quite excited by the work that’s been put in and hope that you will be too when we can reopen!

For the time being, while we are furloughed, the shop is closed until the government advises that we can reopen. This means that we are still not currently taking orders for books and we recommend carrying on using Hive to get the books you need. They can be delivered directly to your door and we receive a small percentage of the sale. To access Hive, please click on the ‘Order Online’ section – you will be taken through to their website for ordering books. Please do be aware that the second-hand books listed on our website will most likely not be available through Hive as these are books we have in stock at the shop and Hive operates as a separate entity. If you are after any particular second-hands books, please send us an email and we will be able to look into your request when we reopen.

We’d like to thank you once more for your continued support in this difficult time and we wish you all good health over the coming weeks and months.

Stay safe. Read books. See you soon!

Geraldine and The Kirkdale Bookshop team x

P.S. Obviously the situation is somewhat fluid and we will apprise of any and all developments. If you’d like to receive email updates please click here to join our mailing list.


We’ll still be here and we hope many of you will be too!




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