Saturday, 15 February 2014

The Bookshop Book: Update

Yesterday, as part of my research for The Bookshop Book, I spoke with a man called Sebastien, who runs a small bookshop in the middle of the Mongolian steppe. He bought the bookshop for his wife as a wedding present, and they sell books to herders from the Altai mountains and Gobi desert - how wonderful is that? I am full of bookshop love. (More than usual. If that's at all possible.)

In a completely different part of the world: if you ever find yourself in Seattle, I recommend heading to the Bookstore Bar.

8 comments:

  1. The Seattle bookstore/bar looks great, but I LOVE the idea of the Mongolian steppe bookstore.

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  2. Please start making that list of "1000 bookstores you must see...." !!!

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    1. 'The Bookshop Book' will basically be that list. :)

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  3. Hope it includes the Broadway Book Mart in Denver: 10-12 stall-type bookstores in a shared space with one cash register. Allows them all to stay in business and appeal to niche markets locally. And my favorite sci fi bookstore ever, Who Else? Books is there.Hope it is not out of line to mention that they are at who_else@att.net.

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  4. Does your book discuss a bookshop in a historic British ship?

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    1. It mentions the bookshops that Foyles used to run in ships, and looks at The Book Barge, which is a bookshop on a narrowboat.

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  5. Jen, I meant RMS Queen Mary, constructed in the 1930s in Clydebank, Scotland, which completed 1001 Trans-Atlantic crossings. She was the first British passenger ship over 1,000 feet (305 m) -- 41 m longer than Titanic. Today this magnificent super-liner is enjoying her retirement in Long Beach, California, as a floating hotel, tourist attraction, living Art Deco museum and events centre.

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