Watkins Bookstore: Much More than Books

Watkins If there’s one store I miss the most from England, it would have to be Watkins. From the time I was in my 20’s, this magical place was part of my metaphysical education and growth.  I would spend hours over the books and then retreat for a lovely pot of tea and pastries, a ritual repeated many times over the years with my mother, Maureen, and many other dear friends.  “Going to Watkins” became a full afternoon event.

In case you’re not familiar with it, Watkins Books is an esoteric bookshop in the heart of London. Located just off Leicester Square, it’s is a must see if you’re on your way to the museums or the theater. Established over 100 years ago, this is one of the world’s oldest independent bookshops specializing in new and antiquarian titles in the Mind, Body, Spirit field.

But it’s not just books! In addition to esoterica, Watkins offers so much more: amazing gifts, music, DVDs, tarot sessions, author readings, lectures, online videos, etc. In recent years the company has expanded into book publishing, and they have a wonderful quarterly magazine, “Watkins Mind, Body, Spirit.” Watkins has been in the top 5 of every “Spiritual Resources” list for years, and you owe it to yourself to check it out.

 


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