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Quality bookshop time

I love spending time in bookshops. Whenever we have a day out or shopping trip, I have to visit at least one bookshop. It’s usually more. 470 more words


Books v. Cigarettes: Reading in Today's Culture of Free

I recently picked up a copy of Books v. Cigarettes by George Orwell in the delightfully crooked English-language bookshop Shakespeare & Company on the Parisian left bank. 814 more words


Shakespeare & Co.

I say I fancy

seeing a play close up

no proscenium mummery

raw like panto

shakespeare’s good

actors love doing it

playing those parts that only… 30 more words


A bookish mood

I’m not sure what other peoples’ habits are like but I find myself wholly in a bookish mood at the moment. My spare time seems to have been occupied solely by reading, thinking about books, talking about books, watching others talk about their books and not a lot else. 263 more words


Rome – Bibliobar

When we were in Rome recently we came across this outdoor café called Bibliobar. It’s beside the Tiber and just north of Castel Sant’Angelo.

This bar serves coffee and sandwiches and also has a free library. 27 more words


In Praise of Independent Local Bookshops

Books are a source of endless fascination and pleasure for me – they introduce me to ideas, open my eyes to other lives, take me on incredible journeys, and educate and entertain me. 359 more words

The Blog

Bad experience at work No 2348

Before Christmas I made the crazy decision that I would work in a bookshop over the festive period. I am sure many writers before me have imagined that working among dusty tomes would be the ideal day job to accompany their fevered evenings perfecting their craft. 1,306 more words