Any Amount of Books Continuing tradition on Charing Cross Road

Work with us:

We are currently recruiting for a Deputy Manager / Lead cataloguer.

  • The full job description is available here
  • Please send all enquiries and applications to
  • Closing date for applications is 18th August.
  • Please note that enquiries or applications cannot be made in person at the shop.

The position will suit someone with an aptitude for buying and selling books of all sorts, and represents an opportunity to assume responsibility for many of our most interesting acquisitions. The work is varied, but with a primary focus on the online aspect of the shop. The position is aimed at someone with the willingness to play a supportive role within a busy team while at the same time having the confidence to take charge of our online selling presence, as well as being involved in the day to day running of the bookshop.

The shop is under new management and this is an opportunity for an individual with secondhand books experience to join an established and successful bookshop.

Starting salary range £25,000 to £28,000 (Full time).

For the right candidate we are open to discuss part time or flexible working arrangements.

General Vacancies / Casual Work

We do not have any other regular or permanent vacancies at the bookshop at present but we do take take on casual staff to cover staff holidays and absences as required.

If you are interested in applying for work with us on a casual basis, please send your CV and a short covering email to us at

You will require:

  • Good general knowledge
  • Prior experience of working in retail, ideally in a bookshop
  • A real interest in books
  • A willingness to work hard

About us:

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Director: Gill McMullan

Gill has been the manager of Any Amount of Books since 1998.

In May 2019 Gill bought the business from the previous owner and founder Nigel Burwood, and took on a new lease for the shop.


We are members of:

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  • PBFA (Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association)
  • ABA (Antiquarian Booksellers' Association)
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Continuing tradition…and keeping London in books

There has been a book shop at 56 Charing Cross since the 1920s, if not earlier.

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56 Charing Cross Road in the 1920s, when the shop was owned by the folklorist AH Mayhew. The entrance, lighting and staff attire have changed since then, but we still have our shelves of books outside the shop.

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Open 7 days a week:
10.30 am to 9.30 pm


+44 (0) 20 7836 3697


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56 Charing Cross Road