Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Capital Bookshops; Education: Whatever Your Specialist Subject There's a Store for You - and It Probably Has a Student Discount. Will Halsey Investigates

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Capital Bookshops; Education: Whatever Your Specialist Subject There's a Store for You - and It Probably Has a Student Discount. Will Halsey Investigates

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Byline: WILL HALSEY

YOUR first university reading list will be frightening. You'll wonder how you're going to locate and read such a staggering amount, and who's going to pay for it. But if you're studying in the capital, there are plenty of bookshops on your side. It's just a case of knowing where to look.

General

Foyles

113-119 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0EB 020 7437 5660

Specialisms in medicine, computing, feminism, gender studies, business law and technology in this giant Charing Cross Road store.

Unsworth Booksellers

12 Bloomsbury Street, WC1K 3QB 020 7436 9836

The raison d'etre of this second-hand bookshop is to offer "good academic books at reasonable prices."

Unsworth also buys back old books.

Greenwich Market

Church Road, London SE10

The Village Market in Greenwich offers some second-hand bargains, but be prepared to search. Open Monday-Sunday 9.30am-5.30pm.

Riverside Walk Market

Waterloo Bridge, SE1

An excellent selection of second-hand books lies on the doorstep of the National Film Theatre on the South Bank. Literature classics and out-of-print books. Open Saturday and Sunday 12-7pm.

Art and Fashion

Zwemmer's Bookshops

Charing Cross Road, WC2

Zwemmer's has three branches in and around Charing Cross Road - at No 8 is media, photography, fashion and film (020 7240 4157), while No 72 concentrates on graphic design (020 7240 1559). Round the corner at 24 Lichfield Street is the fine-arts branch (020 7240 4158) with an out-of-print section (10 per cent student discount available).

Breadth of reading: whether its fashion, French literature or feminism, London's bookshops can cater for every interest

RD Franks

Kent House, Market Place off Great Tichfield Street W1 020 7636 1244

One of only a few fashion publication specialists in the world. There's a 10 per cent student discount.

Medicine

Blackwell's Medical Bookshop

Guy's Hospital, Boland House, St Thomas's Street, SE1 9RT 020 7403 5259

For the army of budding doctors and nurses in the capital, the Guy's Hospital branch of Blackwell's specialises in medical titles.

The Modern Books Company

19-21 Praed Street, W2 1NP 020 7402 9176

Experts in technical, medical, computing and scientific works. …

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