Foreign Language Books In London’s Charity Bookshops: Oxfam Bloomsbury


Both this shop and the one in Marylebone are described as Oxfam’s flagship bookshop–maybe they just have too many admirals.  Anyway, this one had, excluding dictionaries, 9 shelves of foreign books with about 250 volumes.  There was no sign of any in Russian (including the ones I’d donated on earlier visits).


Be that as it may, here’s a picture of the opening hours:


I had also on many occasions been struck by the peremptory nature of this notice:


and didn’t really notice the placatory introduction until I came to photograph it…


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