Once again The Time Out Love London Awards is letting people vote for their favourite shops, cafes, pubs and venues in the capital. For the 2016 awards, 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/
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.
I understand that, like last year, voting closes Monday 31 October and the winner of each category will be announced Monday 14 November.