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Inconstant Loungers?

The absence of news posts in the last few months fortunately reflects constant activity at John Sandoe’s rather than idleness, despite what might be thought! We’ve been buzzing about in Blacklands Terrace rather than inconstantly lounging on the shores of

2018-08-28T11:46:38+01:00February 7th, 2018|

The Summer Has Gone Bananas

We cannot count the ways the summer has gone bananas – and, foul as it is, we don’t wish to restrict our remarks to the weather, as Mrs Dashwood so exhorted Margaret to do in Emma Thompson’s fine script for

2017-08-09T17:30:27+01:00August 9th, 2017|

Ear Trumpets and Alternative Bestsellers

Before we get on to our ‘alternative’ bestsellers (NB these ARE real ones, just our own, rather than taken from trade lists; take note, Kellyanne Conway!), we want to share a gloriously mad telephone call with an aged and rather

2017-02-12T15:06:05+01:00February 11th, 2017|

The Thanksgiving of Constable Dobbs

Being the fourth Thursday in November, it's Thanksgiving today; the handful of American customers well known to us who have been in today are still holding their heads and wondering what has happened to their world - our world too.

2017-01-17T14:35:34+01:00November 24th, 2016|

Walking and Talking

We had the pleasure and honour of welcoming Rory Stewart, MP, to Sandoe's this week, to give a talk about his new book, The Marches. He was precise, articulate, funny, thoughtful, more concerned as an author to tell us what

2018-08-21T08:07:25+01:00November 10th, 2016|

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+01:00September 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+01:00April 5th, 2016|

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+01:00October 19th, 2015|