I don’t usually do this, but I’d like to recommend a kids’ bookshop I visited this weekend in Crouch End. Pickled Pepper Books is a small but airy shop on Middle Lane, N8 which sells a wide range of titles from board books to Young Adult. They also run a weekly events programme featuring storytelling, authour and illustrator visits, toddler music groups and reading groups for youngsters.
When I went in late on Saturday afternoon the shop was busy (though oddly quiet for a children’s shop) but the staff were engaged with their customers, extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to talk to. And they serve coffee – what more do you need?
If you’re ever in Crouch End, do pop in.