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Jellybaby corpses and other gruesome stuff

Last time I went to Waterstones Argyle Street (Glasgow, for those of you who don’t know) was to talk to John Barrowman. That was nice. Two and a half years later I returned to launch Kirkland Ciccone’s second novel Endless Empress, only to find that in the corner where John’s fans had queued, someone had built a café. 542 more words


Open Book Fest: The heft and feel of real books

The Future of Literature 2: Indie Bookshops, 8 September 2013, Fugard Annexe 2. Audrey Rademeyer, Mervyn Sloman and Kerry-Leigh Snel in conversation with Kamila Shamsie. 817 more words


Birthdays, books, beer and berries

Sorry these posts are a little few and far between at the moment – autumn is always a busy time of year (new school year, hedgerows to be harvested, and a big ol’ birthday to boot), but here are my musings from the last few weeks! 255 more words


It's The Little Differences...

*customer walks up to me holding two different books by the same author*
Customer: Sorry, but what’s the difference between these two books?
Me: Um… they are two different books, so the titles and the story…


Books for Amnesty in Hammersmith: no sandwiches, but books for £1... what's not to love?

Ok, so this is not a place to eat and they’re probably not going to be that happy if you plonk yourself down with a sandwich and your laptop. 209 more words


Albertine at the French Embassy New York City

Designed by Jacques Garcia -
Tucked inside the historic Payne Whitney mansion, Albertine is the only reading room and bookshop in New York devoted solely to books in French and English with more than 14,000 contemporary and classic titles from 30 French-speaking countries. 424 more words


15 things that every bibliophile will understand

1. The joy of spending an afternoon browsing around an independent bookstore – trawling amazon just isn’t the same. Plus buying print books supports the local economy, and helps to keep your favourite bookshops in business. 367 more words