Book nerds get excited because Owl Bookshop is basically bursting at the seams with titles just begging to be read. From literary classics to an unbelievably broad travel section, there’s something for everyone at this joint.
This place is super cozy, situated with chairs where patrons can snuggle up with a book or flip through aimlessly in search of their next great read. Ask anyone who’s been to Owl Bookshop and they’ll tell you the best part about this place is the staff. Whether you know exactly what you’re looking for or just popped in for a couple recommendations, they’re only too glad to help you out — not necessarily the same experience you’d expect at a larger, chain bookstore, is it?
For all you uber intellectual types, Owl Bookshop also hosts a variety of talks, lectures and screenings by authors and artists, alike. Tickets are generally free, so you can pop in, enjoy some culture and leave feeling about ten times smarter than when you stepped in. Check out their events page to see what’s coming up next.
Now, what kind of post would this be if we didn’t point you in the right direction of some coffee and treats? Not to fear, French pastries are here! Just steps from Owl Bookshop, you’ll run into Le Moulin Bakery & Cafe. There’s nothing hip or pretentious about this place, just delicious baked goods, including cakes, macaroons, french breads and so on. It’s a local gem at local prices. So, grab your new book and head over for a little bit while you read away.
207-209 Kentish Town Road
London NW5 2JU
Monday-Saturday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 6:00pm
Bank Holidays 11:00am – 6:00pm
Kelly is a Freelance Writer and Editor, yogi, foodie and culture enthusiast. After living in Italy, Germany, Costa Rica and London, Kelly decided to take an extended travel adventure, making her way around the world while documenting the places and people she meets along the way.