Working in London, there are a number of bookstores catering for the modern practitioner of pagan religions and/or magick.
Some are older than others such as Atlantis Bookstore which was frequented by Gerald Gardner etc.
My favourite has to be Treadwell’s on Store Street. You can visit there website at
The staff are friendly and helpful and they have a huge selection of both new and second hand books. A nice relaxed atmosphere means you are welcome to sit towards the rear of the store and read etc whilst readings, talks, seminars etc are held downstairs.
There should be more book shops like this around the country. A unique resource and meeting place for those on Pagan paths or conducting research. An environment where you are not judged for your interests as you can be at a Waterstones etc. If someone combined this kind of a bookshop with a retail environment for Pagan supplies such as incense, wands, altar items, statues, jewellery and spell supplies on a large scale (yes, I know it sounds like Giles’ The Magic Box shop from Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the later series- and yes I am a fan!), then this would be the ultimate one stop shop. Sure- these things are available to all online, but speaking to people about your needs, having productive discourse on subjects, handling supplies and altar items to help you make the right choice is a unique quality that is lost on internet shopping.
If I win the lottery tomorrow, such a shop will exist and not in London as let’s not forget there is much more to the country than just London!
Maybe such a shop already exists- if so and you know of it then can you please point me in the direction of it…