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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


Persephone Books (no. 9 in BuzzFeed's list of 14 Beautiful Independent Bookshops in London) is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Fri, 12-5 on Sat; on 31 January RTE Radio 1's The Book Show featured Persephone Books here; the Guardian this month chose Constance Maud's No Surrender as one of its top ten suffragette books; our Diary for 2015. is still available. 


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