Atlantis Book Shop
One of the two most famous British bookshops specializing
in occult literature (the other is Watkins Book Shop). It was
started 30 years ago by Michael Houghton, poet, writer, publisher,
student of the occult, and a friend of Aleister Crowley.
Houghton wrote under the pen name Michael Juste.
For many years the bookshop was a meeting place for occultists,
long before the present occult revival. After the death
of Houghton, the shop was taken over by the Collins family,
who had hoped to change the character of the stock by specializing
in books on science and microscopy, but the association
with occultism was too strong to be broken and they were
obliged to continue as an occult bookshop. It was run by Geraldine
Collins and specialized in witchcraft, mythology, vampires,
Atlantis, occultism, and magic rituals. Collins closed the
shop in 1989, pending sale as a going concern.
The bookshop opened again in November 1989. This resulted
in a larger and more varied stock of new and secondhand
books on the paranormal, spiritualism, occult studies,
and New Age topics. Address Atlantis Bookshop, 49A Museum
St., Bloomsbury, London, WC1A 1LY England.

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