R.I.P. Notting Hill’s Travel Bookshop

Travel Blog  •  Jim Benning  •  09.09.11 | 1:03 PM ET

Despite a last-minute campaign by editors and even celebrities, London’s Travel Bookshop has closed.

USA Today’s Laura Bly received an email from the founder yesterday: “The shop is currently closed—but I am going to open it and be there myself this Saturday 10th - for a final day’s sale. Then sadly, that’s it for the Travel Bookshop.”

The store was featured in the 1999 Hugh Grant movie “Notting Hill.” As we noted recently, Alec Baldwin, who appeared in the film, was among those Tweeting his support for efforts to find a buyer.

2 Comments for R.I.P. Notting Hill’s Travel Bookshop

Cynthia Morris 09.20.11 | 1:17 AM ET


I was there the other day, just by chance passing by. The sign on the door said closed but I thought it was temporary. There was a workman inside.

It seemed like such a great shop, and I’m sad to hear of its closing. I’m glad I got to see it at least.

Adam 10.07.11 | 5:18 AM ET

I used to love these niche bookshops but it seems like they’re going to be harder and harder to find over the next few years. Wish I could’ve visited this one.

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