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    Default The Bookshop Philip Son and Nephew

    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.

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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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    I remember Phillip, Sons and Nephews. It was a lovely old rickety building spread over several floors. They also did some publishing - in the records office there's a small book/pamphlet on Dickens in Liverpool by them. They also had a branch in Formby which of course has also gone but it is at least still an independent bookshop, "Pritchards" which has a good local history section.

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    Default Pritchards are also in Crosby.

    Is that John Cleese?
    Or the Minister of Silly Walks?


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    I think Bohn Books (Lime Street) are moving into the shop that was the jewellers near where the Legs of Man stood (London Road). I saw them putting up the new signs yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark R View Post
    I think Bohn Books (Lime Street) are moving into the shop that was the jewellers near where the Legs of Man stood (London Road). I saw them putting up the new signs yesterday.
    Yes, they are.
    Before they went to Lime Street, they were in Berry Street.
    They'd taken over the business from Mr Waterston (nothing to do with Waterstones).

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    I have fond memories of Philip Son & Nephews too. I had two poems printed in a book back in 1967/8 and went looking for a copy of the book for a friend overseas. I felt like that geezer on the adverts asking for "Fly Fishing" by troutface Hartley. The attention that the staff gave was very good and you could find friends reading in a niche in the corner somewhere, it was that kind of shop

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    Default Kelly's Directory. 1968.

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    Thanks, all. Nice memories. I still have the receipt from Philip, Son and Nephew for some copies of my 1976 poetry chapbook, Toxteth, that I placed there back then. I also remember Waterston's at the top of Berry Street near St. Luke's Church . . . and a Waterston (I think the bookseller's son) was a classmate of mine when I attended Rose Lane School, Mossley Hill, in the 1960's.

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    Bought an old Liverpool Map at the flea market today and look what was on it.
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