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The new Foyles on Charing Cross Road is gorgeous. It’s enormous, very white and open plan and is just perfect. It’s a very modern bookshop which is exactly what it needed to be. I love the sheer scale of it yet it feels very accessible and you can drift from one floor to the next without even realising it.
The young adult section was bigger that I thought it would be and has a varied selection. Also the science fiction section was very well stocked with a great selection of new titles that I wanted to buy.
I went to Foyles to listen to the classicist Mary Beard talk and the man who interviewed her said (I paraphrase) that the opening of Foyles was ‘a great physical commitment to books’ which I think encapsulates perfectly what the opening of this new flagship signifies.
If you live in London or are planning to visit anytime soon, make a trip to Foyles. It’s not the cheapest of bookshops and they don’t have as many offers but it is a lovely place to spend time browsing. Like me, you will probably be charmed into buying something simply because of the impressive selection they have and the comfortable surroundings in which you can make your choice. I bought Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure as a commitment to make more time for creative writing and a reminder that I should be doing it and working harder on it.
Waterstones Piccadilly has always been my favourite bookshop but it has a new rival now…
17 years ago today, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published! To celebrate, here’s a picture of the Harry Potter section in the new Foyles on Charing Cross Road with lots of lovely editions!
3 books I plan on rereading soon…
The library at Osterley Park.
Books that I really shouldn’t have bought…but just had to!
The newly-organised top of my bookcase!
Today was my final day of lectures at University! It feels very strange. I have submitted my dissertation and my last essay and I only have an exam left to do, eeks!
This picture is of a really cool book journal that my friend gave me as a little good luck present! I have wanted a proper book journal for so long so am really pleased. Looking forward to choosing what I want to read from now on and filling up this journal!
Look who I met at Paddington station today!
Well look what I just bought! Haven’t even opened the cover though, I am that scared about being spoiled by the family tree! Anyone who has a UK edition and has finished it know whether it’s at the front or back? I can’t read mine for about 2 weeks because of uni work and really don’t want to be spoiled!