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Welcome to BookBar

an independent bookshop and social space in London

BookBar brings people together through books.

Come and visit our bookshop, wine bar and events space at 166 Blackstock Road, London, join us for one of our in person events or join our virtual BookClub. Browse our Shelf Medicate Prescriptions - bespoke book collections to suit any mood, ask our booksellers for recommendations, or visit our menu of recommendations and suggestions online.

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Newly Added

Summer Reading

Recently Recommended on Instagram


Our iconic canvas BookBags are the perfect size for your daily essentials.

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The BookBar loyalty card

In partnership with Ambler Primary School. Buy a book and get a stamp. When you get ten stamps we'll donate a book to a child from Ambler.


Visit our bookshop, wine bar, events and social space at 166 Blackstock Road to get started.

Follow us on Instagram for our latest recommendations and news

Check out our famous BookBar playlists, courtesy of BookBar's resident DJ

Come and visit us at 166 Blackstock Road, London, N5 1HA

Please note that we will be closed for a private event on Thursday 23rd May 2024 from 6pm.

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10am-6pm
Wednesday - 10am-9pm
Thursday - 10am-9pm
Friday - 10am-9pm
Saturday - 10am-9pm
Sunday -11am-6pm

Accessibility information

There is a step to enter the shop and steps throughout the space.
The bathroom is down a flight of stairs in the basement level.
Outdoor seating is accessed at street level.

Laptop policy
We love being a space that inspires creativity. However, we are also a busy retail and social space. We therefore limit laptop use to our downstairs Book Cellar and ask that laptop users only use laptops on weekdays before 6pm. We do not allow laptop use over the weekend. Feel free to bring your own book, notebooks and pens any time.

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