The Golden Treasury bookshop was opened in 1995 from a desire to provide the best in children's books to local children and families in Wandsworth, south London. The business has grown over the years and the Southfields-located bookshop (address) is now triple the size of the original, and one of the largest and best regarded independent children's book specialists in Britain.
The focus is very much on providing expert knowledge and a high level of customer service. Our booksellers read widely and can be relied upon to give helpful advice and recommendations. They also contribute book reviews of books about to be published, or recently published.
In November 2010, the store celebrated 15 years of independent bookselling in Southfields. From the original small shop unit at number 27 the business has grown, along with the babies who were our first customers and are now teenagers! Our loyal customers value independent shopping—take a look at the things you do when you and your family choose to shop locally .
We are also proud to be the main bookselling partner for the flourishing Wimbledon Bookfest. Wimbledon Bookfest had another successful year in 2010, featuring an extensive schools programme and main festival highlights including Salman Rushdie, Peter Snow and Tracy Chevalier plus an appearance from senior Womble Uncle Bulgaria! Click on the Bookfest link to view this year's fabulous line up: Wimbledon Bookfest
The stock range extends from pregnancy and childcare titles, through to early years and on to teenagers. For adults we have a carefully chosen mix of prize-winning titles, non-fiction and cookery. Any book not in stock can be ordered and is generally available within a few days. Exclusive signed copies are also often available.
Our first publishing venture is a new edition of Neil Robson's Roomy Villas price £6.99. Local author Neil gives the fascinating history of the Grid from the time when Southfields was only meadows, sheep and a railway line!
We stock a range of book-related character toys including Hungry Caterpillar, Elmer, Tintin, Djeco, Gruffalo, and GUND. We also have Orchard Toys, Zoobookoo, the fabulous Crocodile Creek range from USA and the must-have travel accessory for your child – TRUNKI suitcases. These toys and games can all be supplied by post to customers anywhere in the UK.
The bookshop boasts an exciting events programme and customers can receive regular emails about upcoming events. Highlights this past year have included author visits from Michelle Paver, Eileen Browne, Oliver Jeffers, Axel Scheffler, and Lauren Child.
For all of our upcoming events, please see the events page.
For those further afield we are always happy to answer queries by phone, email or fax. If you are in the London area, we are well worth a visit. We look forward to welcoming you to our bookshop (find us).
The Golden Treasury children's bookshop, Wandsworth, south west London, UK29 Replingham Rd., Southfields, London SW18 5LT, United Kingdom
Telephone no.: 0208 333 0167 (from outside the UK: 00 44 208 333 0167)