The Final Revelation
Jacobs Books is located in the middle of a row of other specialist and antiquarian bookshops on Cecil Court, a side street in London’s theatre district, just off Charing Cross Road. It has been selling occult and esoteric books since 1887, and has a reputation as one of London’s premier occult bookshops. The main floor is filled with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, which cover each wall, and customers can find works on any almost esoteric subject they can imagine. The books in this section are all current publications; rare and out-of-print volumes are kept in the cellar. Access to the cellar is by appointment only – or to meetings of The Friday Group.
The cellar is a large, clean, brightly lit room. Locked glass-fronted cabinets against each wall contain a large collection of old books, many bound in leather. When there are meetings, plain wooden chairs are taken out of a storeroom and placed in a circle in the
centre of the room. There is a small room containing a lavatory and sink off the cellar and a table with an electric kettle, teapot and mugs, as well as tins of tea, instant coffee, and cocoa. A tin of biscuits is kept in a locked cabinet.
The nearest Underground station is Leicester Square.