Bookshop memories: your pictures and stories

When we asked you to share anecdotes and photos of your favourite independent bookshops, the stories poured in. From romance surrounded by Shakespeare to an encounter with a falconry-loving policeman, here is a selection of your bookshop memoriesSee all the contributions and add your own on GuardianWitnessIn a context of disputes among publishers over the digital market, uncertainty around the future of the print book, the meteoric rise of self-publishing and the legendary Foyles' move to a new building in London, we asked you to share your most cherished memories from independent bookshops. With an optimistic mindset and lots of love for the smell of paper, here is a selection of our favourites.Minibooks, Hay on Wye by JuslibolLordThe minibooks, beautiful decoration and still masterpieces of literature. I purchased way too many of them.Cotteridge in Birmingham was the unlikely setting of an amazing second-hand bookshop located on the top floors of a detached house that had become a glorious junk shop. My grandfather used to take me and the Dalmatian on a long bus ride to get there. I would be abandoned to peruse ancient medical texts, faded Penguin paperbacks, dishevelled Dickens tomes and bound volumes of Victorian periodicals. I'm unsure of what effect it had on the dog but all this turned a curious 1950s seven year old into a dedicated reader. I have never forgotten Treasure Trove with its random sofas, stuffed polar bear, glass cases of plaster pike, and room after... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-06-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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