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    I have fond memories of browsing in the old Phillip Son & Nephew bookshop, which used to be located on what is now the old Barclays Bank premises opposite Ann Summers in Whitechapel. It wasn't exactly a Waterstones, but by golly, as small as it was, it certainly had some cracking books!

    Anybody remember it it?


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    Dillons in Bold St was another bookshop I used to enjoy frequenting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singlesnights View Post
    I have fond memories of browsing in the old Phillip Son & Nephew bookshop, which used to be located on what is now the old Barclays Bank premises opposite Ann Summers in Whitechapel. It wasn't exactly a Waterstones, but by golly, as small as it was, it certainly had some cracking books!

    Anybody remember it it?

    Dillons in Bold St was another bookshop I used to enjoy frequenting.
    I'll have to look and see, if the Philipson & Nephew sign, is still on the back wall of the building!

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    Actually, it was much bigger than it looked from the outside and was spread over three (?) floors.
    It was demolished and Wetherspoons built premises on the site.

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    I remember the shop very well. I used to go in there quite a lot. It was one of those 'olde worlde' type shops - the like which we won't see again. Once they are gone they are gone.

    Shame they got rid of it.

    Another similar type of shop in the Stationers in Richmond st. I was in there yesterday. It is small and very cramped - stocked to the hilt !

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    Another rickety old bookshop was Wilsons/Kellys off Renshaw St, possibly Newington. It had an old painted sign on the gable end wall.
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    Charles Wilson's bookshop was in Renshaw Street, on the corner of Newington.
    They also had a shop in Castle Street.

    Kelly's (Cutlers) was the post-war building next door to Lewis's.

    Both Renshaw Street buildings were eventually taken over by Rapid.

    This photo was taken in June 1993 following the announcement that Wilson's bookshop was going to close.

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