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Persephone Books reprints neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly) women writers. Each one in our collection of 110 books is intelligent, thought-provoking and beautifully written, and most are perfect presents or a good choice for reading groups. We sell all our books by mail order or in our shop, however the eleven Persephone Classics are widely available in bookshops in the UK and the US; we also sell five of our titles as audiobooks and (so far) twenty e-books.

Painting by
David Gentleman


We are pleased to be no. 9 in BuzzFeed's list of 14 Beautiful Independent Bookshops in London; and to be one of ES Magazine's best independent bookshops ('picture-postcard storefront conceals treasure trove of beautifully produced neglected books').

'Of all reprints the most distinctive are the dove grey jackets of Persephone Books. Covetable this year is The Country Life Cookery Book' Daliy Telegraph. And there is a Persephone Diary for 2015.  


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