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On Bookshops

Bookshops are my happy place.

Nothing delights me more than perusing shelves, reading title after title, pausing to select the ones that intrigue me, to examine covers and read opening sentences, feeling the weight of the stories they contain, taking a moment to appreciate the work that’s gone into each and every edition. 518 more words

... Cultured

#bookshopcrawl, Pride, and my coming out anniversary

Saturday 25th June was the third annual independent bookshop crawl, to celebrate the 10th Independent Booksellers Week. I’ve taken part in both of the previous bookshop crawls ( 1,672 more words

Books Are My Bag

My Trip to London (May 2016)

When my cousin asked me in the beginning of May if I was interested in going with him to London at the end of May, I had to think about it for a few hours and check if I could get time off to go. 1,402 more words


Visiting the Russians at the NPG - plus some bookshop thoughts

With my well-known love of all cultural things Russian, it was a given that I’d want to visit the National Portrait Gallery in London when they held their exhibition of portraits from the Tretyakov Gallery in Russia. 980 more words

Oh Yes

The top of Charing Cross Road is still undergoing a lot of building work, largely due to the forthcoming new railway line, and I did feel a little sad to see the deserted Foyles bookshop building.   208 more words



I spent my Saturday in London this past weekend and it was incredible! It’s such an awesome city and I love it more each time I visit. 548 more words

Oh Yes

This shop used to be Foyles. When a crappy London Gifts shop that went in afterwords they cleverly re used some of the letters… Great light on the day too.