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Claudia is interested in A Series of Unfortunate Events, although disappointed that volume two is missing. She has a feeling about these books that is different from how she feels about other books. 121 more words

Book rehab...

There is a man outside the shop securing a load of permapine poles onto his trailer, it is hot and he is hot, everyone outside is walking around leaning against the heat and with their eyes half shut. 227 more words

I think you are getting bored with your books...

“I have my softcovers and my hardcovers and half of them are in Dutch…I like to read a book in Dutch and then in English, possibly at the same time.” 401 more words

The little girl who said no...

There is a little girl here at the shop,  hoping that her books РThe Cat Warrior series Рhave arrived, but they have not. 227 more words

Why fiction matters

My goal as a writer is to write in a way that makes readers stop, think, underline. It doesn’t have to be purposeful, a point I am making, but something that… 401 more words

Reading Life

The pleasure of slow journeys and why we love to read - guest post at Isabel Costello's Literary Sofa

Why is reading such a pleasure? With all the other things we could do to entertain ourselves, why does a good book still grip our imaginations and our hearts? 57 more words



Sheila came into the shop yesterday and wanted a series of books by Iris Johansen which she said were awfully good. Forensic crime and awfully good. 114 more words