Any Amount of Books The Charing Cross Road Bookshop

Work with us:

Bookselling vacancies:

We don't currently have any regular full time or part time bookseller vacancies available at the bookshop.
If you have experience as a bookseller, and a demonstrable interest in secondhand, out of print and rare books, and would like to know more about working with us, you may send us your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in working with us, what your experience is, and what your availability is.

Please send any enquiries to Michael Cubey, Operations Director
Please email these to Michael here.

Please don't make in person or phone enquiries to the bookshop regarding vacancies as colleagues at the shop won't be able to provide any more information than we have made available here.

Please note that we don't normally consider any applications without some previous bookshop or bookselling experience, and we don't offer any unpaid internships, as we don't believe in them, and we don't have the capacity to offer work experience as a small shop.


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We are an accredited Living Wage Employer. Any Amount of Books has been paying the Real London Living Wage as our entry level wage since Gill took on ownership in All our staff are paid the Real London Living Wage, or more.


About us:

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Director: Gillian McMullan

Gill has been the manager of Any Amount of Books since 1998, and owner since 2019.

We are members of:

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Watch the video bookshop profile and interview with Gillian McMullan below: made in July 2020 by Lauren LaTulip of BlueStocking Books UK


Continuing tradition…and keeping London in books

There has been a book shop at 56 Charing Cross since the 1920s, if not earlier.

56 Charing Cross Road in the 1920s, when the shop was owned by the folklorist AH Mayhew. The entrance, lighting, signs and staff attire have changed since then, but we still have our shelves of books outside the shop.

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A note for agents, publishers and authors :

We are a secondhand bookshop, we don't sell any new publications and can't stock your newly published book, sorry.

We also don't host book launches, signings, readings, or other similar events. We have quite small spaces, we are open nearly all the time, and its not really the venue for this.


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Open 7 days a week:
Monday to Saturday 11.30 am to 7.30 pm
Sunday 11.30 am to 6.30 pm


+44 020 7836 3697
(we can't always answer the phone if the shop is busy)


General enquiries:
Online sales enquiries:



56 Charing Cross Road