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Foyles Bookshop, London

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W & G Foyle Ltd. (usually called simply Foyles) is a bookseller with a chain of seven stores in England. It is best known for its flagship store in Charing Cross Road, London. Foyles was once listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest bookshop in terms of shelf length, at 30 miles (48 km), and for number of titles on display. It was bought by Waterstones in 2018.


Foyles was famed in the past for its anachronistic, eccentric and sometimes infuriating business practices; so much so that it became a tourist attraction. It has since modernised, and has opened several branches and an online store.
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  • First time I had visited since the changes were made. It's still the most comprehensive bookshop, but just now laid out in a organised way. We spent hours browsing with a break in the amazing...  more »
  • I’ve never been in a bookshop quite like Foyles before. I had high expectations because I’d heard a lot of good things, but my gosh it exceeded my expectations! It was amazing, literally any book...  more »
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  • Boy this has changed since l used to go there in the 60's and 70's. In those days it was like going into a big library. Now it's vibrant, full of people really appreciating the.books and atmosphere. There is a great food area all very clean lines .People on their laptops or reading. Food good coffee great.
  • Mandatory stop for booklovers. Over the last 40 years it has become a comfortable refuge during busy visits to London. Though it has had to adapt to modern marketing, it still offers an abundance of tactile media. History permeates the walls. Staff are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Plan for a day of browsing.

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