Our History

Judd Books started in Judd Street in 1992 with a small shop on one floor. A few years later we found premises (formerly a butcher's) on Marchmont Street which we opened as Judd Two Books and moved all the Arts subjects to this address. This proved to be a much better site so we opened the basement floor and moved all the remaining subjects there also. This then became Judd Books.
Prior to opening Judd Books we had extensive experience of selling new and second-hand books and of running bookstalls at seminars, festivals and concerts.

Marchmont Street was formerly a traditional High Street for Bloomsbury. This being roughly the area bounded by Tottenham Court Road, Euston Road, Grays Inn Road and Theobalds Road/New Oxford Street. This district gave its name to the Literary/Arts Bloomsbury Group - the most well-known member of which being Virginia Woolf.

Now Bloomsbury is primarily the London University district with several Hospitals and many Hotels. The Butcher, Baker and Fishmonger have all gone from Marchmont Street but the Brunswick Centre at the south end of the street has recently been refurbished and has a selection of chain shops, restaurants and cafés. Nearby St. Pancras Station has been renovated and converted to provide the new London Terminal for Eurostar services to the Continent.

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Jarndyce Antiquarian

46 Great Russell Street — and also "Guide to Bloomsbury Booksellers"



the book guide

Bookmark Collection