Café Also, 1255 Finchley Road, London, NW11 0AD, +44 (0) 20 8455 6890


We are North London's most independent bookshop, stocking a wide range of carefully selected fiction and non-fiction. Many of our customers get a particular thrill from our bargain book section, a magnet for the committed book addict. A specific niche is our broad and eclectic selection of Jewish interest books.

We can supply most books not in stock for the next day, and most titles from the US within about a week or so.

We tailor gift lists for weddings, engagements, bar & bat mitzvahs and any other occasion you can think of. Come in and we will walk you around the stock and advise you on creating the right mix of books. The list can then be accessed online for people to make their purchases.

We are also experienced school and library suppliers.

Over the last 18 years we have run a lively programme of events including book launches, poetry and play readings, wine and dine discussions at our Café Also with authors, l ive jazz suppers.

The walls of the bookstore and Café Also are hung with original art which is for sale.

Art by Dora Holzandler

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"Joseph's Bookstore is a model of what a bookshop should be: you feel you're in the presence of words, you find books that are not only difficult to locate but that you didn't know existed, conversation abounds, you seek a recommendation and you get it, and then you eat delicious mezze in the adjoining Café. If I lived in north London I'd never be out of the place: I'd write there."

Howard Jacobson


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