Founded in Notting Hill, West London, just off the Portobello Road, in 2009 by literary agents Sarah Lutyens and Felicity Rubinstein, we sell fiction and general non-fiction with special sections for children’s books, poetry and art books.
Shop Manager Claire Harris and Partnerships Manager Tara Spinks have been here from the start, with support from Children’s Buyer Caroline Eade, and Booksellers Veronica Faulks and Anna Boyce.
The emphasis at L&R is on excellence in writing and narrative across a broad range of genres. Much of the core stock was put together by canvassing hundreds of readers – writers, publishing contacts, friends (both adults and children) about which books they would most like to find in a bookshop. Every book stocked has its place because somebody loves it and has recommended it.
As well as books, the shop stocks a small range of other necessities including our own-branded bags, Izipizi reading glasses, stationery, cards, pictures by Hugo Guinness and Serge Seidlitz, and homemade preserves.
You can buy books from our virtual shop front here at Bookshop.org which will be sent to you directly from the warehouse.
If you want to order books from us directly, or to collect from the shop, please visit our website at www.lutyensrubinstein.co.uk, email us on [email protected], phone us on 0207 229 1010 or best of all, come by and browse the constantly changing stock. You can also sign up here for our newsletter in which we recommend titles we are enjoying and keep you up to date with news and events.