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Browse in a beautiful book shop

On Pohjoisesplanadi opposite Stockmann is a wonderful bookshop…Academic Bookshop.

I could spend hours there, in fact I have. There is an excellent range of Finnish language books, as you would expect, as well as lots of books in English and other languages. 52 more words


Goodbye GreenMetropolis

Like many bookish people I tend to accumulate a lot of dead tree material. Some of it is kept, some is given away, but in my case an awful lot of it was listed on a site called GreenMetropolis.com. 183 more words


Books Are Contagious

Me: *answers ringing phone* Good morning, XYZ Bookshop. How can I help you?
Customer: Hang on, I’m about to sneeze. I’ll call you back. *hangs up*


Book Therapy at Charing Cross

The shops tinkle as I step in, but no eyes swivel towards me – they’re fixed on the blurbs of novels clutched in their hands. 405 more words

Amita Joshi

A natural revolution...in words

It was the second big prize for ‘H is for Hawk’ by Helen MacDonald as she walked off with the Costa book award. It feels like we’re in the midst of a really purple patch for the genre of nature writing. 425 more words


For Dummies Guides Store opens on Hive!

With more than 250 million books in print and over 1,800 titles, For Dummies is the most-widely recognised and highly regarded reference series in the world. 170 more words

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A wonderful read

Now I know that I have a separate page on this blog for all of the books I read in 2015, but this one was so wonderful that it deserves a separate post. 159 more words