Sunday, April 13, 2008

Occasional series - bookshop of the week

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.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

A good independent bookshop is all the more refreshing after being in those big chain shops like Borders...

Lisa said...

Oh, I wish I could visit, but it's a little out of my reach at the moment. I'm afraid a trip is out of the question right now. But thanks for the description. I'm determined that one day I will make a trip to the UK and visit all of these wonderful bookshops that I hear so much about. By the way, I have moved my blog (formerly PfeifferBooknotes) to Booknotes by Lisa at http://booknotesbylisa.blogspot.com if you want to update your blogroll. I just got everything changed over and have been painting all week, so there aren't any new posts as of yet. But, I start on my new job tomorrow, and I'll get back into a routine soon.