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DIY Reading Journal

If you browse book shops, you’ll notice they often have little reading journals where you can record the books you read or want to read. A few weeks ago I was in Waterstones and I noticed this amazing wrapping paper and I decided to make a reading journal using the paper. 121 more words


Bookshops: the final chapter?

Originally published by Retail Gazette on 30/01/15

Decrying the death of the bookshop has practically become a cliché and not without good reason: between the beginning of 2005 and the end of 2012 the number of high street bookshops in the UK halved and closures have continued. 1,428 more words

“I read a book one day and my whole life was changed”...

― Orhan Pamuk, The New Life

Yesterday I had a visit to Leeds to have some blood tests done at Jimmy’s.  I only have to go once a year now to check I’m still OK and I always tag along with my husband who works in Leeds as I dislike driving in the morning rush hour along the M62 – not that you can call it driving it is more like queuing. 648 more words


The value of ebook libraries

So I pretty much missed the news that Tesco was getting rid of its Blinkbox Books e-book service, but it turns out that the struggling supermarket chain has done just that after failing to sell the business to Waterstones. 240 more words


Bookshops as giftshops

My reading habits are quite idiosyncratic, meaning I either tend to be picking through things I’ve picked up second hand, or looking to get hold of titles that will need to be ordered in, and are thus easier simply to buy directly online. 380 more words


Costa Coffee - In Waterstones

Cooffeeeee Tiiimmmeeeeeeee

I was hoping to branch out today into some of the smaller cafes that Guildford has to offer, but I was in town with a friend who really wanted to try out Costas Cinnamon Latte, and how can I say no to a friend? 547 more words