We are an independent bookshop in Clapham - 26 The Pavement, Clapham Common, SW4 0JA.

We offer a great hand-picked selection of titles including fiction, children's & art books. 

We also run a smaller sister shop, Herne Hill Books.




Saturday morning storytime - 17th October, 11am


The Zoomers' Handbook by Ana & Thiago de Moraes

This is not a handbook for farmers. Farmers look after chickens, cows and pigs. Anyone can do that.

This is not a handbook for zoo keepers. Zoo keepers look after monkeys, elephants and lions. That's easy.

This is a handbook for zoomers. Zoomers look after very special beasts...You can discover the secret of the shiger's stripy wool, the challenges of owning a loyal but gigantic dogephant and the special skills of the super-fast horsodile in this mind-bending, creature-blending debut from husband and wife team Thiago and Ana de Moraes.

Join us for storytime and activities! All welcome





And also ... picture book storytime returns!


From the 8th October, every Thursday at 11am



Tel: 020 7627 2797

Email: shop@claphambooks.com

Address: 26 The Pavement, Clapham Common, SW4 0JA 


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Monday to Friday         10am - 7pm

Saturdays                       10am - 6pm

Sundays & Bank Hols   12 - 6pm  

(Herne Hill Sundays 10 - 4pm)


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