About Us

About the Word


The Word is a new independently run bookshop, catering for the students and staff of Goldsmiths College, University of London, and the local neighbourhood. As part of the fabric and community of Goldsmiths College, The Word works in a collaborative relationship with the university, closely liaising with teaching staff and responding to students’ needs to provide a welcoming and attractive environment that both reflects and enhances the learning experience.


The Word is not a library – there will be music playing and as lively an atmosphere as can be achieved in a bookshop, and there will be book and literary events throughout the year.


The Word is owned and run by local resident, David Brett. After working for a number of years in record shops (remember them?) David has managed independent academic bookshops.