Persephone Books


Bath Store 8 Edgar Buildings, Bath, BA1 2EE, UK


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  • Collectible grey editions with pretty end papers.
  • In-store events, book groups, lunches & small concerts.
  • Pretty listed shop built in 1761.

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Persephone Books is a bookshop and publisher featuring mid-twentieth century fiction and non-fiction, mainly by women authors. Pretty end papers and matching book marks make these collectable editions unique.

Established in 1999 by Nicola Beauman, the original bookshop was in London's Bloomsbury area, and in 2021 relocated to an elegant Grade II Listed building dating to 1761 in the majestic city of Bath.

"All of our 149 books are intelligent, thought-provoking and beautifully written. As well as novels we publish short stories, diaries, memoirs, poetry, gardening books and cookery books; each title has an elegant grey jacket and a patterned endpaper, along with a matching bookmark."

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