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,

It is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to close the shop for the time being. This means that we will no longer be taking orders for books. After a long conversation with colleagues we feel this is the right step to make at present.

In the past week we have tried to accept orders over the phone/via email, deliver these locally and accept collections. However, due to massive staff shortages at our wholesalers and with the delivery service UPS, any orders placed are being returned to the warehouses as they cannot guarantee delivery to us. This sadly means that for the time being, we’re unable to get in any books and therefore not able to get any books to you.

We are a relatively small shop and in times of strict social-distancing measures and with the lockdown of all non-essential travel we are not able to guarantee the safety of either you or our staff.

In the mean time, if you are out of things to read (and in need!) we would recommend using Hive which you can access through the ‘order online’ section of our website. We get a very small percentage of the sale and as far as we know, they are still delivering directly to customers’ doors.

We will also still be looking at emails and our social media accounts and trying to offer recommendations when and where we can.

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.

We hope to see you all on the other side.

Geraldine and The Kirkdale Bookshop team x

P.S. any updates to the situation will be posted here, on social media and via email. If you’d like to receive email updates please click here to join our mailing list.


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