There has been a fair bit of buzz about The Second Shelf in certain circles on social media, but it definitely deserves more! Founded by rare book dealer Allison Devers, it's a bookshop (& accompanying quarterly magazine) devoted to women's writing, especially when it comes to the rare book trade. The shop is open until Christmas, selling mainly rare books and first editions, with a bigger opening to come in the new year! Find it at 14 Smith's Court, Soho, London.

The Second Shelf


London, UK

Emma Tranter

Emma Tranter studied English at Cardiff University and Eighteenth Century Studies at the University of York. She tweets at @emmatranter_.