SOAS University of London

SOAS Bookshop

The SOAS Bookshop, run by Arthur Probsthain Oriental and African Bookshop, is situated in the Brunei Gallery.

We stock books used at SOAS on the following subjects:

Africa, Anthropology, Central Asia, China, Development Studies, Economics, Ethnomusicology, India, Islam, Japan, Languages, Middle East, Politics, Religion, Southeast Asia & SOAS publications.

Language Centre Students

Language Centre students are able to pay for their books and collect them from the Language Centre reception desk at 22 Russell Square (open until 6pm Monday - Friday  if they are unable to make it to the shop during opening hours. Mail order is also available.

Opening Hours 

9.30-5.30 Monday to Friday (opening at 10.30 on Wednesday)
Saturday 12-4

The SOAS Bookshop also opens late until 6.30 for the first two week of the Autumn term.

Enquiries Mail Order E-mail:


SOAS Bookshop, Brunei Gallery Building, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG.

+44 (0)20 7898 4470