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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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Book of the Month:

Come and Get It by Kiley Reid

A brilliantly observed campus novel, Come and Get It has been selected as one of the best books for 2024 across the media, including the Guardian, Sunday Times, New Statesman, Cosmopolitan, GQ, and Stylist.


Millie wants to graduate, get a job and buy a house. She's slowly saving up from her job on campus, but when a visiting professor offers her an unusual opportunity to make some extra money, she jumps at the chance.

Agatha is a writer, recovering from a break-up while researching attitudes towards weddings and money for her new book. She strikes gold when interviewing the girls in Millie's dorm, but her plans take a turn when she realises that the best material is unfolding behind closed doors.

As the two women form an unlikely relationship, they soon become embroiled in a world of roommate theatrics, vengeful pranks and illicit intrigue – and are forced to question just how much of themselves they are willing to trade to get what they want.

Sharp, intimate and provocative, Come and Get It takes a lens to our money-obsessed society in a tension-filled story about desire, consumption and bad behaviour.

Order a copy of Come and Get It and get a glass of our wine of the month for £6.

BookClub members get 10% off for the rest of the month using your usual code online or when you buy in store.

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Our Books of the Year for 2023

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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.


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Come and visit us at 166 Blackstock Road, London, N5 1HA
Opening hours:
9th February 2024: Please note that we will be closing at 8pm due to unforeseen circumstances. Back open as usual over the weekend. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you so much for understanding.

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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