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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 107 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 ten 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 one of Buzz Feed's 14 Beautiful Indy Bookshops in London.

Persephone is now back to normal office hours.

Please watch this space for details of our Internship  – we hope to find two interns who will each help us for a month.

More about the Persephone Prize here

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