Arthur Probsthain is an independent family run bookshop and gallery with a history of over a hundred years. Covering the areas of Asia, Africa, and The Middle East.
Established in 1903 Arthur Probsthain has a history of over a hundred years.
For many years our reputation was for vast library of books from all over the world piled high from the floor to the ceiling, from corner to corner.
Now we have a more modern look with less books but a more attractive and easy to browse selection of colourful books, music, film and gifts. We also have a gallery which has a changing display of Oriental and Afrian art.
We stock a selection of great classics and also new books which have just been published. Each country or subject is separated which makes it an enjoyable browse. At our main branch we focus on art, (painting, architecture, ceramics, etc) music, film, religion, languages, literature and culture from China, Japan, South-east Asia, The Middle East, Africa, India and South Asia. We also have a collection of interesting out of print books which you will not find elsewhere.