Thanks to my good friend Hips Like Boys for alerting me to the V&A Reading Rooms. I love a bookshop, especially a browse-friendly one, and even more especially a fashion-design-art one. Claire de Rouen and Koenig Books in Charing Cross Road are my first choices for book porn but tend to be a bit, er compact, for extended browsing.
According to London Design Guide, the V&A Reading Rooms (which opened last November) stock out of print, vintage and early editions alongside the V&A’s own list of art and design books. The best bit is there is also a bar so you can quaff wine or coffee while discussing the merits of Dior vs Balenciaga.
Images: London Design Guide