Monday, April 18, 2011

Book and Comic Exchange

Dear friends of the world wide web, hello again. I hope you're doing well. I've moved out of my parent's house and I'm currently living with my brother, a friend, and a little cat named Milou. Which means I spent quite a while without an Internet connection... But now I can surf the web every night and watch episodes of Modern Family and Criminal Minds 24/7.

On 14, Pembridge Road you'll see this little second-hand bookshop, part of the Music & Goods Exchange chain, which in their different shops sell all kinds of second-hand products, such as records, books, clothes, and more. In this store you'll only find books but there's another store in Berwick Street called 'Music & Video Exchange" (filled with records, cd's, and dvd's) (in case the name didn't make you reach that conclusion).

Already on the outside there are some wooden boxes with books at 50 cents. They're not usually very interesting but they're worth checking out!

Once inside you'll see that everything is organized by genres and alphabetically, which is always nice because some bookshops can get messy...

Furthermore, this bookshop is right next to the tube station and five minutes away from the Portobello Market (which I'll talk about here soon!)... What else could you ask for? Probably tons of stuff but this isn't bad for starters.

Inside you'll also find some stairs that will take you down to an area filled with comic books, manga, and other books that are even cheaper. THUS it's a total BARGAIN.

Actually this store is not that different from the thousands of second-hand bookshops of London, but they have a lot of comics and manga, and that's not so usual. Also, the price of the books keeps lowering every month. I remember I saw an awesome Quentin Blake illustrated Christmas book that cost 5 pounds, and I ended up buying it a few months later for 2. So be sure to check it out.

And now I'm off to have a salad.


  1. that looks like a place I would enjoy too!

  2. I like such places-if you serach well you will always find something interesting:)