Opening Hours

We’re open 7 days a week, 10am to 6pm.

Our online shop offers Click & Collect from our premises on Portobello High Street, as well as delivery direct to you.



The Portobello Bookshop is located in what was formerly a fishing tackle shop (Mike’s Tackle Shop) for 30 years, and before that was an old cooperative — something we discovered after removing the frontage of the tackle shop. Extensive renovations took place from January 2019 to June 2019, during which time we discovered the lovely columns that are now a staple of the shop’s interior, which were hiding beneath plasterboard walls. The aim was to create a warm, modern, open space that’s welcoming and pleasure to spend time browsing books in, and which allows us to host a great events programme. Browse upcoming events here.


Real Living Wage

We’re a real Living Wage employer. This means we pay an independently calculated rate based on what people need to meet the actual costs of living. This figure is a starting point and the minimum we pay our junior members of staff.



We’re a general bookshop so stock all kinds of fiction and non-fiction. Our staff are passionate and experienced booksellers who put a lot of love and time into curating our stock, ensuring we bring customers what we feel is an original, diverse and lovely selection of books across most genres. You can also browse our online bookshop here.



Getting Stocked in our Shop

Please click here for more information about our stock and stock practices. 

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