The idea of the blog was never to use it as some sort of semi promotional tool to be gushing about things that I liked other than books. But this is semi-related. After a day trip around Bath today I had to post about the experience of going into the Topping & Company bookshop. Not only did it feel like a relaxed bolthole from the crowds but also once inside it stretched back with stripped wood floors and floor to ceiling shelves lined with a wonderful selection of books.
One touch that I really liked was the way that hardbacks, and certain paperbacks were wrapped in plastic to protect them. It made you feel that the books were really special and were worth protecting. It was a little thing but it really did make a lot of difference. If you get the chance to go it is well worth a visit.