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Slightly Foxed Bookshop of the Quarter

We are thrilled to be chosen for Slightly Foxed's 'Bookshop of the Quarter' feature. Here is the text: Bookshop of the Quarter: John Sandoe Books Few bookshops in London have the density of books, informed staff or seductive atmosphere to compare with

2016-09-27T10:57:21+00:00September 9th, 2016|

Teffi, Piper, et alia: Spring 2016 catalogue

We've just published our 'Spring 2016' list on our website - please have a look at our 'Browse catalogues' page: http://johnsandoe.samsara.us.positive-dedicated.net/…/John-Sandoe-Books-Spring-2016-List.… As always, it has been hard to keep it short - the length is not unreasonably determined by what

2016-09-23T01:24:31+00:00April 5th, 2016|

Javier Marias

We have just had the pleasure of a visit by the great Spanish novelist Javier Marias, King of Redonda, who has a very long association with Sandoe's. A stack of 'Thus Bad Begins' has been signed, for which we are

2016-03-21T12:22:00+00:00March 21st, 2016|

John Saumarez-Smith et alia

We're delighted to announce that we have provided a desk here for John Saumarez-Smith. Since retiring from Heywood Hill after 40+ years, this celebrated bookdealer has been operating from Maggs Bros in Berkeley Square. As the long lease on their

2015-11-17T17:22:13+00:00November 17th, 2015|

Doppelgängers

A delicious moment in the shop when Johnny and I were fielding a Mr Henderson apiece. The two Hendersons eventually stood next to one another in front of the two computers, where the till is. Johnny addressed his Mr Henderson,

2015-10-19T15:51:33+00:00October 19th, 2015|

Carnal

Our Marzena has been positively bricking up her light under a bushel... But she has inadvertently let a glimmer through by plugging a new book by Kevin Jackson which, she was kind enough to let slip, has a mention of

2015-05-18T13:28:45+00:00May 18th, 2015|

Duel

An exceeding strange thing happened here yesterday, just after taking delivery of our copies of “1864: The Forgotten War That Shaped Modern Europe” by Tom Buk-Swienty. It is a book about the Schleswig-Holstein war, which is now more famous for

2017-02-11T18:13:43+00:00April 1st, 2015|

Our Best Sellers 2014

A quietish Sunday afternoon gives the rare breathing-space to exercise the software and look at what really sold last year. The answers are: The Land Where Lemons Grow (Helena Attlee) Those of you who have followed our peculiar Facebook utterances

2015-01-11T13:32:37+00:00January 11th, 2015|