Fantasy Centre

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Fantasy Centre Obit/Ad from LX Souvenir Book

(1970 -- June 13, 2009)

One of the greatest SF bookstores in the world, Fantasy Centre was located on Holloway Road in northern London (coincidentally quite close to the site of the fabled Epicentre.

Fantasy Centre was opened in Kensal Rise in Harlesden in 1969 by Ted Ball and Dave Gibson. A bit later it moved to 157 Holloway Road and Eric Arthur subsequently replaced Dave Gibson and the two of them managed the store until it closed on June 13, 2009.

Fantasy Centre business card

For a good memoir, see here


Store 19692009
This is an SF bookstore page. When a floreat "fl." is listed it records the dates for which we have evidence and may not be the store's entire span.