Sandspout Bookstore

Our Stock


“So many books, so little time,” said Frank Zappa. We have a serendipitous selection, mostly novels and poetry published in the first half of the twentieth century – British, American and European. They are arranged in chronological order, decade by decade, supposedly to allow the browser to make connections that might have otherwise been missed. Also various American stuff – books on jazz, boxing, skyscrapers.

“Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack,” said Virginia Woolf.
It would have taken Olympic champion Linford Christie nearly twenty seconds to run the length of the stock (but’d never let him because he wears spikes and is probs a bit out of condition now).

A range of hand-crafted, bespoke stationery product (Immaginacija) and (for those who can remember how to use them) fountain pens and select stationery.

We have a large selection of new CDs, of jazz and classical music at sale price. For those who like to handle their music collection rather than download it.