As we herald the arrival of the Easter holidays, we hope for many sunny days spent outdoors. However, there are sure to be rainy days when inspiration is needed to help keep kids entertained and it is at these moments…
Slightly Foxed on Gloucester Road
123 Gloucester Road
London SW7 4TE
Since Slightly Foxed took over the second-hand Gloucester Road Bookshop in 2009 the shop and its stock have had a facelift. Now, as well an unusual range of second-hand books selected by our expert, Ben Scott, you’ll find a tempting selection of new books – including children’s books – classic reprints from interesting small publishers, artists’ cards, and other book-related items, as well as the full range of books and paperbacks published by Slightly Foxed.
Slightly Foxed on Gloucester Road, just a step from the tube, is a booklover’s haven, where Ben and Charlotte are always happy to answer questions, make recommendations and take orders for any book in print, which can usually be obtained overnight. Ben spent six years at Heywood Hill in Mayfair before joining the Slightly Foxed bookshop in 2015 as our antiquarian and second-hand book specialist. Charlotte trained as a bookseller with James Daunt, is an avid reader, and runs a book group which meets at the shop.
With their combined experience, they’re well qualified to advise on anything to do with collecting and building a library, or compiling a wedding-present list of books. The shop has customers all over the globe, to some of whom they send a regular, personalized selection of ‘Books of the Month’. Ben is always on the lookout for interesting second-hand and antiquarian books. If you have just a few books you want to sell, he will look at them in the shop. Or if it’s a larger collection he can arrange to come to the house.
The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. So why not look in one day to have a browse.