Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide in pictures

From a Canadian bookshop opened by Alice Munro in the 1960s to one in the island of Santorini started by drunk Oxford students, some of the worlds most exotic booksellers feature in The Bookshop Book, published as part of a UK-wide Books are My Bag campaign to support the bookselling industry in the run-up to Christmas. Its author Jen Campbell introduces some of the finest.Do you know of other great bookshops worth visiting? Share your knowledge and photos here and we will publish the best Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-10-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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