Friday, 18 April 2014
Sorry I'm so quiet on the blog (and other social media) at the moment, guys. It's now two weeks until my manuscript hand-in deadline for The Bookshop Book, so I'm very busy with that. Normal service will resume afterwards.
In the mean time, here's a lovely bookish fact for you:
In 1929, Frau Schoeller opened Marga Schoeller Books in Berlin, specialising in European Literature and drama. Amazingly, she managed to keep the bookshop open during the time of Hitler, even though she refused to sell Nazi literature, AND secretly sold books banned by the Nazis (which she kept hidden deep in the bookshop’s basement). Well done, that woman.