Last night I was reading a friend’s blog, planning to write a 100 word review of her 100 words reviews, and then this morning, I working at the counter in the shop, and in walks Allison herself. her blog is well worth checking out, and like all her friends, I am waiting with baited breath for her next book. Check out The Beautiful Stuff
A series of quiet books about the quiet corners of my home town. We have Quiet Corners and Cutlure at the store, and here are the other bookshops listed in Culture. The Folio Society,
Daunt, Hampstead; Swan Books, Upminster; Osterley Bookshop, Isleworth; Muswell Hill Bookshop; West End Lane Books;Owl Bookshop, Kentish Town; Foyles Stratford City; Karnac
k Books, Finchley Road; Lutyens and Rubinstein, Ladbroke Grove; Koenig Books, Whitechapel Gallery; Koenig Books, Serpentine Gallery.
My friend and colleague, Rebecca, said the other day, “I am going to send you an article about Green Girl, I think you will be interested.” She was right. I am. I can’t wait to read it, and you should probably just start on the book, but in case you need inspiring, here is the article.
Stephen J Gould
C. L. R. James
John D. Lee
John Hartley Williams
J. G. Ballard
Jorge Luis Borges
J. M. Coetzee
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
R. C. Hutchinson
H. G. Wells
One of the joys of bookselling is putting a book, that you will never read, into someone’s hands and seeing the smile and the thrill of anticipation. So many beach books, and so many deckchairs, and the smiles.
Interview, in the Boston Globe, with Matthew Stewart about his new book Nature’s God: THe Heretical Origins of the American Revolution.. Book sounds interesting. MS: ” I started making connections between Spinoza and Locke.”
MS: “I’d like the United States to become what it was always meant to be, which is a secular nation.”
Interviewed by Brook Wilensky-Lanford from Killing the Buddha
“Books transmit values. They explore our common humanity. What is the message when some children are not represented in those books?”