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V&A Museum opens their Reading Rooms cafe with vintage books for sale on Saturday 20th November

November 18, 2010

In a new venture for the V&A Museum in South Kensington the Reading Rooms will open on Saturday November 20th at 8 Exhibition Rd.

Those familiar with the area will remember it as the knobs and knockers shop by South Kensington tube. The high ceilings, cornices and bay windows remain and the space inside is transformed into a cosy bookstore with a dark wood floor, a bar near to the entrance and high huge bookcases designed with spaces for a glass of wine or a fresh mint tea to rest while customers are browsing the selection of books for sale.

Offering vintage special titles as well as a different edited selection to the titles available in the V&A itself the rooms will be open daily from midday to 10pm making them the perfect place to come after work or for last minute present hunting. Amongst the titles I found some interesting vintage children’s books priced between £15 and £50 according to age and condition.

Entrance and bar area in the Reading Rooms of the V&A Museum South Kensington

Entrance and bar area in the Reading Rooms of the V&A Museum South Kensington

Ante room with bar stools at the bay window and floor to ceiling shelves at

Ante room with bar stools at the bay window and floor to ceiling shelves at

Vintage boys book from the Reading Rooms of the V&A Museum cafe at Sou

Vintage boys book in stock for Xmas

Retro boys book on sale at the Reading rooms of the V&A Museum, 8 Exhibition Rd, South Kensington

Retro boys book on sale

Vintage book with a modern title at the Reading Rooms of the V&A Museum

Vintage book with a modern title at the Reading Rooms of the V&A Museum

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