Tours | Categories (New, Hot) | Map

Alcohol - Ancient - Animal - Architecture - Art - Aviation - Boxing - Celebrity - Charity - Children - Church - Cinema - Comedy - Crime - Dance - Death - Disaster - Drugs - Fashion - Food - Gambling - Ghost - Grave - Health - Historical - Industry - Justice - LGBT - Literary - Look Up - Medical - Military - Motoring - Murder - Museum - Music - Nature - Naval - Paranormal - Pioneer - Poetry - Police - Politics - Pub - Public Amenities - Quirky - Religion - Retail - Ripper - River - Royalty - Science - Sculpture - Sex - Signs - Society - Sport - Subterranean - Technology - Theatre - Train - Transport - Tube - TV - Weather -

Contact Us


Westfield Stratford City East
Westfield Stratford City East Retail Theme


The Rolling Stones London Tour
The Rolling Stones London Tour


19th March 1958 Britain's 1st planetarium opens at Madame Tussaud's in London

19th March 1944 Tippett's oratorium Child of Our Time, premieres in London

2 Blokes, 1 Bookshop, No Idea

2 Blokes, 1 Bookshop, No Idea

A North London independent literary treasure

Location: Unit 1, Brampton Park Road, Wood Green, N22 6BG

Description: 'The Big Green Bookshop', is a North London independent which emerged from the closure of the Wood Green branch of Waterstone's... and why not!

Simon Key and Tim West opened this fantastic literary outlet when the branch of Waterstone's they worked at closed in Wood Green, north London, leaving the local community without a local bookshop.

Angered and depressed. they decided to open their own shop and depression soon turned to elation when more than 700 people joined them in protest at the closure. Buoyed by this local outpouring of emotion they quickly found a suitable 700ft premises, just off the high street close to where Waterstone's had traded. They are aiming to fill it with approximately 8-9,000 titles.

The Big Green Bookshop now has its own blog where you can follow its progress - http://woodgreenbookshop.blogspot.com/ - so if I were you, I'd go and enjoy!

Themes: LiteraryLiterary Theme  QuirkyQuirky Theme  Public AmenitiesPublic Amenities Theme
Ranking This Month: 798/2763
Pages Hit This Month: 66
Link to This Page: http://www.shadyoldlady.com/location/1359
Credits: http://woodgreenbookshop.blogspot.com/

2 Blokes, 1 Bookshop, No Idea

A North London independent literary treasure

The Shady Old Lady points out that you can drag this map using mouse. Or visit our full massive map.

Got something to add? Write it 'ere:
Name:     Email:
Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code:
Other places nearby...

Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist», 6.4km

Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate», 5.6km

Rimbaud and Verlaines House», 3.9km

William S Burroughs lived here», 5.9km

Home of Noel Coward», 7.1km

A meeting of Literary Minds», 4.6km

Charles Williams born here», 2.5km

Author Wilkie Collins lived here», 5.5km

Home to the Daily Courant», 5.4km

John Evelyn's House», 6.0km