This year we’ve published many popular guides to the best bookshops around the world for academics and students to explore. Here are the five most popular pieces, all written by LSE alumni and LSE Review of Books contributors.


Number 1: The best bookshops in Berlin

Evan Easton-Calabria talks us through the best bookshops in Berlin, including Berliner Büchertisch (‘Berlin Book Table’), which has over 50,000 used books spread out across three cosy shops in Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, arguably two of the coolest neighbourhoods in Berlin. Read the guide in full.

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Number 2: The best bookshops in Paris

Ana Polo Alonso shows us around the best bookshops in Paris, including La Hune, in the quintessential Parisian neighborhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Read the guide in full.

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Number 3: The best bookshops in Bloomsbury

Jacqueline Priego-Hernández, researcher at the Department of Social Psychology at LSE, recommends beautiful Bloomsbury in London as a wonderful place to explore and find bargains. Read the guide in full.

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Number 4: The best bookshops in Istanbul

Bengi Bezirgan, a PhD student in the LSE Department of Sociology, shares her favourite bookshops in Istanbul, Turkey, including Robinson Crusoe 389, located in the Istiklal Street/Beyoglu – an ideal hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Read the guide in full.

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Number 5:  The best bookshops in Northumberland

Elaine Housby, a Religious Studies academic and regular LSE Review of Books contributor, shares her favourite bookshops in Northumberland, in the North East of England. Read the guide in full.

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