12 Ingestre Place, W1F0JF


Society Club in Soho

A bookshop with style. -Tea Time in Wonderland 

Mon-Fri, 12-11p
Saturday, 2:00-11p
12 Ingestre Pl (corner of Silver Place & Ingestre Place)
London, UK W1F OJF
** as seen in L’Uomo Vogue **
* A Top Five Bookstore in London*
** One of 10 London’s Most Interesting Shops via CNN Travel ***

*** Want to see what we look like?   We’re the backdrop for this segment on The Lorraine Show (that’s Violet at the head of thetable) ***

“A dog-friendly hidden London treasure!” -Paula Reed, Fashion Director Harvey Nichols

Set in the heart of Soho, The Society Club is a unique independent bookshop.  And it’s elegant and welcoming like a Bohemian sitting room. We stock and source an eclectic range of books, from rare signed first editions to the latest publications, and have specialist sections such as Soho literature, 20th Century Modern 1st Editions, Charles Bukowski, Rupert Brooke and pulp fiction. With regular exhibition openings and intimate author talks, there’s always something interesting coming up. Come in for a peaceful tea or a classic cocktail and browse the books and pet the dogs.

We also serve as a gallery, and we host shows every month.  All photography is for sale (numbered editions, signed) and availabled framed and unframed.  We also have a growing catalog of work we love, if you want to stop by and have a flip-through.

A note: We are dog-friendly, and there will probably be a dog or two asleep in the corner.

We host really interesting events, including book launches, poetry readings and photo exhibitions.

EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT, WE HOST ‘FLASH POETRY’.   Bring your own poems and get ready to read.

If you are looking for a specific book or interesting in acquiring or adding to your collection, we can help you.  Come in (or email us) about our Book Hunting Abilities.   We’re ace at it.

If you’d like to rent the space out for a private party or large meeting, private dinner, launches, workshop, class or even need a good space for a photo shoot  - please email us, call or (better yet) stop by.   What’s better than your own shop with a background of books and photography?

We are now on Pinterest

Read about us in
The Financial Times
How to Spend It – Cult Shop

The Guardian – A favourite independent bookstore!

The Telegraph reports on a recent event/writing workshop.

A Top 5 Secret Independent London Book Shop according to London Living

One of the Best:  Florence Knight in FT Magazine

The Telegraph
B.B., Esq
The Foodie Bugle
Daily Candy
Laura Ashley Blog
A Bloomsbury Life
Palm Dog
Cool Places London

Future Magazine
Tea Time in Wonderland

The Pandorian
Style Brick Road

Glass Objective

The Little Graduate
Arts London News
The Avenue Story: One of 5 Great Bars in Soho

Feel free to email us at Babette@thesocietyclub.com or Carrie@thesocietyclub.com

TSC Photo Three
  1. HI Babette,
    nice to see you again yesterday. Chris and I love the Society Club and look forward to popping back often. What you said about imagining Sebastian sitting in the corner holding court stayed with me… I’m pretty sure he’s there in spirit. I can’t get the image of a tall man in a very tall top hat sitting in the corner out of my head….

  2. Read ab out you in this past weekend’s Financial Times How To Spend It and can’t wait to visit next time I’m in London. You’re great !
    Cy Baldwin
    Houston, Texas

  3. Thanks again for having Laura Ashley! Hope you like the blog post :) http://blog.lauraashley.com/go-see/the-society-club/ x

  4. [...] It was so great to see everyone again and welcome BYW interloper Sam into the group. We met in the Society Club Soho which is a little bookshop off the beaten track with a huge refractory table in the middle. A [...]

  5. Hi. I walked into your shop yesterday. It was like walking into my own office! Great books, loads of Bukowski. Dandy In The Underworld. Amazing.

  6. Great. Forgot to mention the Beckett and the Orwell. I will be back, very soon.

  7. Hello. I had a lovely first visit to your shop with my friend on Monday. Delicious carrot cake thanks, and I’m looking forward to the Michael Cunningham I picked up. I’ll have to schedule more London trips so I can pop in again.
    I’m also searching for a couple of books so might have to email and ask for your help soon…

  8. [...] Will is also playing a few songs at the launch night for the next issue of Structo magazine at The Society Club on the Saturday 28th July, details here. Will has also been busy making a small pamphlet to sell [...]

  9. [...] to more pressing matters… what to wear to the launch of the Structo Lit Mag on Saturday at the Society Club in Soho where I will be reading my short story Tokyo Dreaming? Well whatever else, I have a new scarf and [...]

  10. What an excellent, intimate, and idiosyncratic venue for a book launch. Thanks for taking care of THE EXILE’S HOUSE and me. Highly recommended for a coffee, a browse, or one of the series of events.

  11. [...] About Us « The Society Club This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged Blur, British Image, Chas Ray Krider, Harriet Verney and Scarlett Carlos Clarke, Paul Spencer, Pigmee Magazine. Bookmark the permalink. ← Baby if you Pig it to me I’ll pig it to you [...]

  12. [...] from Valentina by Evie Blake On October 7, 2012 Evie Blake will be reading from Valentina at The Society Club in Soho, London on Wednesday 24th October to celebrate its UK publication by Headline publishers. [...]

  13. [...] more information, just visit The Society Club’s website at http://thesocietyclubsoho.wordpress.com/about/, where information about all the latest events is [...]

  14. Thanks to Babette for sourcing the brilliant Couleur de Paris for me. Everyone who has seen it has book envy, and I can’t stop leafing through it. Gorgeous. See you soon, Jan x

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  18. […] also be reading this Saturday evening, 03 August 2013, at the Structo Issue 10 launch at 6pm in the Society Club in Soho, London. This lovely bookshop/gallery/cafe/bar is a hidden London gem and will be packed […]

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