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Festive Opening Hours
Monday - Friday : 9am - 9pm
Saturday : 9:30am - 6:30pm
Sunday : 10am - 6pm


Saturday 23rd December - 9am-8pm
Christmas Eve - 10am - 4pm
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - Closed
27th-29th December - 11am - 5pm
Saturday 30th December - 10am - 6pm
New Years Eve - 10am - 5pm
New Years Day - Closed

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Bestsellers & the class of 2017

Welcome to the bit of the year where you don’t just have to look for books that you might love, but also books for the assembled throng of friends, family & colleagues that you might be shopping for this season. So, in the spirit of being helpful, here’s a bunch of our current bestsellers (our top 21…because we just couldn’t bear to leave number 21 off) plus a selection of books that we, the staff of your friendly, neighbourhood bookshop, […]

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A red letter day for diarists & doodlers

Picture the scene: it’s Christmas Day and your loved one is opening a gift from you. They gasp as their eyes behold the splendour and temptation of a pristine Moleskine Diary. Oh, the anticipation¬†of everyday pleasure, for as every diarist knows, a Moleskine diary is an exquisite everyday joy! So what could *possibly* improve your gift? Only the chance of having your recipient’s name/motto/petname embossed on the cover at absolutely no extra cost…and what’s to stop you creating your own […]

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The Other Woman
by Laura Wilson

She wants what you have.

Choosing Christmas books: this time it’s personal

Any fool knows that Christmas shopping can be a slog: tube into town/jostling with crowds in the West End/what to choose for that difficult partner/child/auntie etc (delete as applicable) and then there’s the wrapping… Never fear, though! We are here to help! We can recommend a huge variety of heavenly books for even the most pernickety friend or relation and all you need to do is to give us a list of your recipients/their interests and a budget and we’ll […]

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Signed, sealed, delivered: it’s yours!

What turns an already wonderful book into a perfect gift? Getting it signed by the author, of course! We’ve amassed a treasure trove of such literary riches ready for you to browse, whether you live nearby and can pop in and pick up or far, far away–in which case we can post to whatever far flung corner of the world you happen to inhabit. Here follows two lists–adult and children’s titles–of what’s currently on offer and we’ll keep updating it […]

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The Silent Companions
by Laura Purcell

Victorian widow, crumbling country pile: what could possibly go wrong?

Madame Zero
by Sarah Hall

The most astounding collection of short stories I have read.

Holding out for a hero

Are you friendly, fearsomely punctual, flexible and creative, organised and hardworking, tireless in your love for books and a passionate supporter of independent retail? We’re looking for an exceptional soul to join our small but committed and happy team. Weekend work and some unsociable hours involved. Drop your cv, along with a covering letter explaining what you would bring to West End Lane Books, inside the shop or email to

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How Not To Be A Boy
by Robert Webb

How not to miss out on signed copies of How Not To Be A Boy by Robert Webb

Don’t leave home without one: Your essential summer reading

Let’s face it, there are few such essential piece of holiday kit than the books you pack (you don’t pack…you download?? Oh, let’s not even go there…). Everyone can remember the mini break ruined by an unsatisfactory novel or the long train journey that seemed to go on forever because you had–gasp–nothing to read! Here at West End Lane Books we take holiday recommendations very seriously. They’re like prescriptions, for heaven’s sake. How do you want to feel? Do you […]

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The Party
by Elizabeth Day

Cruelty, conceit and the Class of the 1980s

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
by Gail Honeyman

Your next favourite novel has arrived

The Summer House Party
by Caro Fraser

Everything in the garden is lovely…or is it?

Past Events

Thursday 14th December
Q: what’s big and clever? A: our Christmas Quiz Night!
Monday 11th December
How to do Yule
Monday 23rd October
IN which we become preposterous
Saturday 7th October
Books are our bag…and yours
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