Any Amount of Books The Charing Cross Road Bookshop

Please take note of our new opening hours, and some changes we have made to ensure the shop is as safe as it can be for all our staff and customers.

We've moved some things around to make more space, and we are limiting numbers to ensure customers are never crowded.

The shop is cleaned every morning and surfaces wiped down throughout the day.

Here are our safe shopping guidelines :

  √   Wash your hands
  √   Wear a mask
  √   Watch your distance

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You will need to wear a facemask or face covering to enter the shop, for everyone's safety.
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We will be limiting numbers of customers in the shop, but its very unlikely you will have to queue or wait to enter the shop.
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Please use hand sanitiser ( this is provided ) as you enter the shop before touching any books.
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Please keep a 2m distance from others where possible. Be patient and respect other people's space.
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Card and mobile payments are preferred to cash to reduce handling.
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Listen to the staff and follow their instructions.
Please note: we are unable to allow anyone in the shop without a face covering, including those who may be exempt in other situations.

We are aware that due to hidden disabilities some people may find it difficult or not be able to wear a facemark or face covering but unfortunately we still cannot allow anyone who is not wearing a face covering into the shop as this would increase the risk for all our staff and other customers.

We have a risk assessment in place for keeping the bookshop as safe as is possible Covid-19, and are cleaning all surfaces throughout the day, but we do rely on our customers support in this process.


Located just a minute away from Leicester Square underground station on Charing Cross Road, a street synonymous with secondhand bookselling and book stores in London. Charing Cross Road is in the heart of London’s theatre district, close to Covent Garden, Chinatown and Soho.
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Illustration of the shop above drawn by customer Swetha Kanithi, 2018
"London is filled with charming buildings, but Any Amount of Books is easily one of my favourite second-hand books stores in the universe. I love it to the moon and back."


You can buy online, but its a lot more fun to do so in the shop. We have new stock going out daily. So if you didn't find what you were looking for last time, you might get lucky next time. You are very welcome to browse for as long as you want, and we can put books aside for you.

Warning: book buying can be addictive

56 Charing Cross Road

Open 7 days a week:
Monday - Saturday:
10.30am to 7.30pm
Sunday: 12.30 to 6.30 pm


Plan your journey:

London Underground:

  • Leicester Square: (Northern and Piccadilly Lines) 1 minute walk, 45 metres
  • Tottenham Court Road: (Northern and Central Lines) 8 minute walk, 640 metres

London Buses:

  • Buses 24, 29, 176 travel along Charing Cross Road
  • Buses 14, 19, 38 travel along Shaftesbury Avenue
  • Or use the CityMapper tool below to find your way to us.


Please note that the bookshop is on two levels and there is a single set of stairs, but no lift, to access the lower ground floor. There is a small single step up from the street level to the ground floor of the shop. We are happy to search for books for customers who may have difficulty accessing all parts of the shop due to disabilities. Please do ask us and we would welcome feedback on how we can improve the envronment of the shop to make it more accessible.


There are a good cluster of other bookshops within easy walking distance of us, if you want to make a proper day of book browsing. The London Bookshop Crawl put together this handy map guide for bookshops in the immediate area.


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Open 7 days a week:
Monday to Saturday 11.30 am to 7.30 pm
Sunday 12.30 am to 6.30 pm


+44 (0) 20 7836 3697


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