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November 11, 2019

Welcome new readers and regular book fiends.  I've been exploring South and East London and am bursting to share three amazing bookshops, plus a book podcast. As always my recommendations are unsponsored and fresh. 

Bookshop with Art: South London Ga...

May 19, 2019

Pages Cheshire Street, in the former location of Caravanserail just off Brick Lane, is stocked with new books by women and non-binary writers.

April 12, 2019

Telling Tales, the Saturday bookshop in Hackney is relocating to a canal boat. More news when I visit, I think the bookshop boat is still being fitted.

November 6, 2018

The Simple Things magazine in November features bookish pleasures: Frances Ambler notes that browsing in a bookstore is enjoyable in itself and carries the promise of pleasurable hours to come.  Highlighting wonderful bookshops around the country, we wer...

October 19, 2018

Visited in quick succession, the bookshops create a collage of the area, its aspirations and past.

May 19, 2018

“Anyone who reads collects. Books silt up your living space.”

Last week I went along to a (free) panel discussion on collecting books organised by The Book Collector and hosted by IES University of London. The panel included rare books dealer Neil Pearson quoted in this...

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