Heywood Hill
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Heywood Hill
Heywood Hill
Founded1936; 84 years ago (1936)
FounderGeorge Heywood Hill

Heywood Hill is a bookshop at 10 Curzon Street in the Mayfair district of London.[1]


The shop was opened by George Heywood Hill on 3 August 1936, with the help of Lady Anne Gathorne-Hardy, who would later become his wife.[2][3]

For the last three years of the Second World War, while George Heywood Hill was in the Army, Lady Anne ran the shop with the assistance of the novelist Nancy Mitford.[4] In 1991, the shop was bought by Nancy Mitford's brother-in-law, Andrew Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire.[5]

As of 2016, the store is owned by Peregrine Cavendish, 12th Duke of Devonshire, and has been managed by his son-in-law, Nicky Dunne since 2011.[6] The store specialises in rare books and collections of books, and had a service of assembling and delivering bespoke libraries for customers.[1]


  1. ^ a b Sarah Lyall (2 February 2016). "The Tiny London Shop Behind Some of the Very Best Libraries". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016. London's Heywood Hill curates impressive collections for discerning customers in 60 different countries -- and specializes in the obscure.
  2. ^ Alison Flood. "Prize of a lifetime: London bookshop offers free books for the rest of your life | Books". The Guardian. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "About - Heywood Hill" (html). heywoodhill.com. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Lady Anne Hill". The Independent. 31 January 2007. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Christopher Hibbert; Ben Weinreb (2008). The London Encyclopaedia. Macmillan. pp. 395-396. ISBN 978-1-4050-4924-5. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-12-01. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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Coordinates: 51°30?25?N 0°08?48?W / 51.5070°N 0.1466°W / 51.5070; -0.1466

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