John Carpenter Bookshop

at the City of London School



English Department’s Summer Reading List Is Here!

The English Department’s Summer Reading List is available from the Bookshop – you can browse it here. Pupils are asked to read four novels to include one Classic 19th Century text. We will be taking orders throughout the Summer.

Shop Accounts

If you would like to top-up or open an account for a pupil (for use in the physical store only), click here. Sadly, we have no way currently of linking bookshop credit with this site, but we’re working on it!

School Ties

Due to supply issues we do not have any of the basic School ties. We are hoping to receive stock by the end of the Summer holidays and parents will be alerted as soon as that happens.


General Public

The bookshop is located inside a School so is not accessible to the public during the current restrictions. However, we have many friends in the community who have supported us over the years with email orders. You are also welcome to use this site, however we are unable to offer a click and collect service and can only post orders to members of the public.

Sadly, too many people no longer have a local indie bookseller, so we’d be delighted if you adopted us! For more information click on ‘About Us’ at the top of the page.