Falling In Love With Books

London, Reading & Writing

A bookshop should hold the promise of what you might find inside – a hint of mystery and excitement. In England we’ve fallen under the dominance of chain stores, but it’s not the same elsewhere. Here’s a shop I found in Paris that looks like Harry Potter would shop here, although they wouldn’t stock him. Another French store is one of a handful in which each shop specialises in a different subject. Of course, we do still have a few great small bookshops in London. There’s the excellent Goldsboro Books in Cecil Court, and I should mention the dedicated owners of the rather wonderful Big Green Bookshop in Wood Green, who keep a blog entitled ‘Open a bookshop, what could possibly go wrong?’ here.

British book chain that thinks it's a coffee chain

Book chain that thinks it's a coffee chain


Kind of entices you inside...

Real book shop


Specialised French store

Specialised French store


Excellent Indie Goldsboro Books

Excellent Indie Goldsboro Books

One comment on “Falling In Love With Books”

  1. Gareth says:

    Goldsboro Books is a fantastic shop, and they’ve got a good website (http://www.goldsborobooks.com). If you like your collectables, then they’ve offered signed copies of books by a certain Mr Fowler. They’ve sold out of everything other than Paperboy and Full Dark House at the moment, and the latter is now selling for £125!!! (but if you get them nearer launch, they’re more affordable, Paperboy is £16.99 now).

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