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round-up #1


I keep on thinkng that there are not enough regular posts in this bookshop-loving community, and it occurred to me, in my random online rambles, that a newletter or round-up of other bookshop-loving things online is a good way to have regular posting. I'm thinking a bi-weekly one is a good way to go, which will make for 26 round-ups a year. Feel free to submit items by sending an email to bookshop-love @ live.com.au! And, of course, please continue posting about the bookshops that you have merrily perused!

And now, without further ado, we have some...

bookshop-loving online adventures

First up, another newletter's call for bookshop love, and the comments are what you want to pay attention to. Lots of bookshops are mentioned and described.

One person who replied to that call out mentioned Elizabeth's Bookshops, which is a chain of secondhand bookstores in two Australian states: Western Australia and New South Wales. I have been in some of these, and they are delightful places! In the Fremantle store, I found a very cheap copy of a novel by Simone de Beauvoir, but I had to leave it behind when I came back to Victoria - I had bought too many books for my suitcase, but the novel remains in a good book fiend's possession.

For a blog post on famous bookshops, meander over here.

The last link for our inaugural round-up is MC Coolidge's blog post on experiencing a book signing in the Village Bookshop in Bradenton, which is in Florida. Has anybody been there or read MC Coolidge's book? Judging by the cover, it looks intriguing to me.

Before we part, let's see some

bookshop-love in a book

and just because I'm a Harry Potter addict and it's the first one that comes to mind, we have Flouish and Blotts, in which, JK Rowling informs us, 'the shelves were stacked to the ceiling with books as large as paving stones bound in leather; books the size of postage stamps in covers of silk; books full of peculiar symbols and a few books with nothing in them at all. Even Dudley, who had never read anything, would have been wild to get his hands on some of these.'

Hoping you're well,

Queen of bookshop-love land