Friday, February 26, 2016

'The Romance of a Bookshop'

Shelf Awareness

"There is nothing like the romance of a bookshop. A living, breathing behemoth where people wander around in dreamy circles, bump into interesting strangers, flirt, buy a book, go for coffee, fall in love, get their hearts broken, then go back for consolation. 
We know this from films of old, from 84 Charing Cross Road and The Big Sleep to Manhattan, Notting Hill and You've Got Mail. This is the 'How We Met' story that we would like to tell our children and friends: 'Oh, we met in the poetry section of that old bookshop in 1984, and look at us now!' "

--Arifa Akbar in an Independent story with one of our favorite headlines: "Bookshops are back--because you can't meet a lover on your Kindle"

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