Bookshops for Botanicals

Charing Cross Road is legendary for independent bookshops that have been selling on the street for decades. Stores with a second hand section in particular can offer hours of enjoyment for browsing through titles of all genres. Henry Pordes is our favourite for one simple reason; they have the most astounding selection of botanical books. With some originals in their collection dating back to the nineteenth century, their Natural History section carries some books small and light of weight, others massive and mighty. These collectables feature beautiful botanical illustrations, some hand drawn on delicately bound stock with tissue paper pages to protect from the opposite page of ink text. We have drawn inspiration from these treasures while creating the concept and design of this publication, and highly recommend that if you can get to central London, pop by and pursue these wonderful antiquarian botanical books yourself.