How We Used To Look…

The Kew Bookshop celebrated its 30th Birthday this Autumn, so we thought you’d all like to see what this lovely bookshop looked like when it opened !! So utterly different…

Here are a few pictures of the shop and interior, courtesy of the original owner, Caroline Blomfield…

Old Kew 01First of all, the shop was white with a green trim, rather than blue.

Old Kew 02Inside, the cash desk was just inside the window, tucked into the corner, in the sun.

Old Kew 03.pg

Halfway across the shop was a step – guaranteed to trip you up if you weren’t careful. The floor has now been levelled and the carpet, bookcases and headers all changed.

The Kew Bookshop has alwayy been an important part of Kew Village, and we are pleased to be continuing that tradition today.