October 3, 2020

Happy Bookshop Day 2020! London Bookshops 3: Stanfords is the third in a series of video interviews with London booksellers, starring Chair and CEO Vivien Godfrey. Vivien is a third generation bookperson at Stanfords, and she shared recent developments plus discussion of famous map clients from Florence Nightingale to Winston Churchill, and even a mention in Sherlock Holmes. We had wonderful conversation about books with a sense of place, and trees and bees too...

This video is for everyone who has been on a walking tour of London bookshops with me and everyone who is dreaming of travel. Here's to safe visits and online shopping with indie bookshops. Lately I've ordered from GOSH comics and Tilted Axis Press and have enjoyed keeping up the link with some of my favourite shops. Keep reading your way through the autum...

August 13, 2020

Hello friends! London Bookshops 2: Any Amount of Books is the second in a series of video interviews with London booksellers, starring owner Gillian McMullan as the masked bookseller, with many many views of the shop's burgeoning shelves. Gillian showed me some books new to the shop, including a collection from a Faber & Faber editor and a collection from The Gay Hussar, a landmark restaurant in London. And we had wonderful book conversation, the part of my bookshop tours I am missing the most! 

This video is for everyone who has been on a walking tour of London bookshops with me and everyone who is dreaming of travel and being able to visit. Here's to safe visits and online shopping with indie bookshops. Lately I've ordered from Gay's The Word, Broadway Bookshop and Libreria and have enjoyed keeping up the link wit...

July 13, 2020

Hello book people! London Bookshops 1: Bryars and Bryars is first of a short series of ten minute interview with London booksellers. For those of you who've met him, you'll understand why I'm starting with Tim Bryars, offering a look inside his fabulous map and book shop. Dickens! Circulating Libraries! London Underground Maps!

This video is for everyone who has been on a walking tour of London bookshops with me and everyone who is dreaming of travel and being able to visit.

Here's to safe visits and online shopping with indie bookshops. Right now in mid-July the centre of London is much quieter than residential neighbourhoods, so if you can walk or bike in there is space on the pavements and in the shops. 

Hosted by Lauren of Bluestocking Books UK, London bookshops walking tours.

With thanks to Bryars & Bryars fo...

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