Yeah, London is quite expensive (as my bank account and wallet will tell you). So when you see ‘FREE’ written in capital letters on a shop window, you’re gonna stop to take a look.

Ooooooh, what could it be?!

Seven Dial Book Exchange (6)
‘What?! Free in London!?’

A free book swap service. What a novel idea (sorry).

I like reading (although I don’t read as much as I’d like). Hopefully this will be of use to someone though as I still think it’s a great idea, especially if you find yourself spending a lot on books.

Seven Dial Book Exchange
Wingbacked chair? Classy. Well, it is Seven Dials after all.

It’s really simple, just leave a book on the shelf and take another one home in exchange. Don’t forget to note this exchange in the log book.

No two persons ever read the same book - Edmund Wilson
‘No two persons ever read the same book’ – Edmund Wilson

It’s a real eclectic mix of books to choose from too. Everything from fiction to non fiction, I saw Shelter by Harlem Coben,Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code, Eddie Izzard’s autobiography, a business law book and even a road map (I guess that’s a book of sorts)!

 

 

Feel free to browse a little too. Sofas are provided so it’s encouraged (when I was there someone was taking a nap, hence why I only took a photo of the chairs back. There’s even a mobile charging system should you find your battery dying in and around Seven Dials. What better way to kill time while you wait for your phone to charge?

Seven Dial Book Exchange
Charge your phone while you read a book!

The Seven Dial Book Exchange can be found on 9 Shorts Gardens and is open Monday – Saturday 10am – 19:00 and Sunday 12pm – 5pm. It can be quite difficult to find amongst the myriad of diagonal streets and shops in Seven Dials. so here’s a map to help you find this bookworm’s heaven.

If you’re looking for places close by to eat near Seven Dials, check out my review of the B-Rex Burger at Byron Burger, authentic Italian Pizza at Pepe or a calzone at Pizza Pilgrims!

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