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newyorkeric
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11 June 2012 at 5:16am | IP Logged 
I'm going to London and Edinburgh this week. Any recommendations for used book stores that have a decent selection of language books?
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Elexi
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12 June 2012 at 2:19pm | IP Logged 
One of the best language bookshops in London (Britain even!) is LCL International
Bookseller, 104 Judd Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 9NT - Near to Kings Cross/St
Pancras station and the British Library.

Grant and Cutler at Foyles at 113 Charing Cross Road is also an excellent choice.

Edited by Elexi on 12 June 2012 at 2:20pm

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vermillon
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12 June 2012 at 7:49pm | IP Logged 
I'd recommend Grant & Cutler largely over LCL:
-much bigger
-better choice of languages
-better choice of books, prices are written on the books (while at LCL you bring your books to the cashier to know how much they cost...)
-books in foreign language: huge section for French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Polish, Russian, Japanese. (I'm just talking of native reading material here, there are obviously many more languages in terms of learning material).
-and it's located in the biggest bookshop in Europe.

But if you have time, go to both, of course.

As for Edinburgh, I'm afraid there is nothing there worth a visit in terms of language learning material... at least, I am not aware of any after living there for a year.
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12 June 2012 at 10:27pm | IP Logged 
Don't forget the European Bookshop( at 5 Warwick st,London,Wc1 5lu) nearest tube station is Piccadilly
circus.Wide selection of European languages with a large selection of books especially French.
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13 June 2012 at 2:21pm | IP Logged 
Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
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Elexi
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08 February 2013 at 10:22pm | IP Logged 
LCL has now closed down its Judd Street shop - a testiment to the online age and changing expectations of
customer service (i.e. businesses with surly and rude staff fail, no matter what the old skool charm of the
place).
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FuroraCeltica
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14 April 2014 at 7:40pm | IP Logged 
sekard wrote:
Don't forget the European Bookshop( at 5 Warwick st,London,Wc1 5lu)
nearest tube station is Piccadilly
circus.Wide selection of European languages with a large selection of books especially
French.


Would love to check it out!
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cod2
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07 July 2015 at 1:24pm | IP Logged 
The people at the LCL were quite bad. But their stock was fantastic. I picked up Beaton's
German Usage for £30, when Amazon was quoting £1,500 for a used copy.


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