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Worlds End Bookshop has been a fixture on the Kings Road for over thirty years, and is a focal point for local artists, musicians, readers and revolutionaries. You will find a wide range of books on our shelves; including modern first editions, rare art books, serious antiquarian tomes, irreverent science fiction and counter-culture, as well as strong literature, poetry and music sections. Our shop is a dream for browsing, and we invite you to come down, take some time and be surprised.

Giles Lyon, the keen-eyed owner of the business, has a flair for finding fantastic books, ignoring the smoking ban, talking cricket and fostering a shop atmosphere where students, rock stars, intellectuals and rebels feel welcome.

Megan Slade is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in speech therapy at the University of London. She continues to assist in the shop, so be sure to come in on a Saturday to say hello.

Max Hart-Walsh has displayed what can be best described as ‘glimmers of competence’ since joining Worlds End in the spring of 2017.  With a background in rare books, modern American literature and Irish sentimentality, his foray into bookshop-web-design has been unexpectedly well-received, and only catastrophic on one or two occasions.  He lives in South London in a shed.