The Time Out Love London Awards give people the chance to vote for their favourite shops, cafes, pubs and venues in the capital. Two of London's wonderful occult bookshops have been nominated - Treadwell's and Atlantis Bookshop, in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia.
Here is how Time Out describes them:
London’s oldest independent bookshop on the occult (it opened back in 1922) sells new and secondhand titles on everything from angels and fairies, vampires, werewolves, earth mysteries and magic, to yoga, meditation, feng shui, healing, green issues, spiritualism and psychology. The shop also hosts regular events such as ‘Discovering the Runes (for beginners)’ and the popular ‘Psychic Café’ series. The physical shop is petite in size, but a much larger range of stock is available from the company’s e-shop (www.theatlantisbookshop.com). The shop’s in-store noticeboard is a useful resource for finding out about practitioners of alternative therapies, as well as external events.
A boutique bookshop and cultural centre for those with an interest in spirituality, culture, religion, divination and more, as well as literature, history and classics. Treadwell's have both secondhand and new books on offer, and rare and unusual editions too. They also host a regular lecture series and workshops for people interested in various aspects of magical thinking and esotericism. On top of all that, you can also take part in a tarot reading there with one of their four tarot consultants. www.treadwells-london.com/
It is a difficult choice as both shops are brilliant, but I would like either of them to win against their non-magical competitors.
How you vote is easy. Go to www.timeout.com/lovelondon
Then select the neighbourhood Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia and Holborn
Under the shops section, select either Atlantis or Treadwell's.
The polls close on October 31, which is of course the perfect date for witchy shops to reign supreme.