The Book Shop Holiday – The Book Shop Series

I’ve not talked about it a great deal on the blog, but for about a year, myself and my dad had been planning to take a trip to the England/Wales boarder to visit Hereford. We’d heard a  lot about Hereford, or more importantly Hay-On-Wye. Hay-On-Wye is famous for having the U.K’s largest concentration of independent bookshops within about five streets of each other. Obviously for a father-daughter trio obsessed with books, it seemed like the perfect trip.

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June 2018 Book Haul

It’s been a very long time since i’ve done a book haul on the blog. I put myself on a book buying ban (except for holidays) a few months back, and it seems to be working quite well. Admittedly there were a few months i just haven’t felt like doing a book haul – they become very same-y and i get bored of writing them to be honest. This month i took a trip up to Newcastle to see one of my friends and fellow bloggers, and not only did i have the best time, i also went and did a lot of book shopping.

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Book Shopping In London

A few weeks ago now i took another trip to London. I absolutely love the city and being from Manchester myself, it’s not too much different. Just a whole lot bigger. I wrote a post about my time at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour (again) that you can read HERE if you want to know what else i got up to while in the capital. However, i also wanted to talk about my favourite thing to do in London. Book shop!

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Books I’m Bored Of Seeing

Working in a charity book shop (and have been doing for many years) means that you end up seeing the same books, over and over again. We are a shop run on donations. All the stock we receive is from the public kindly bringing that in to us to be able to sell and raise money. However, there are certain times when you’re sorting through piles of books that you want to tear out your hair. You’re literally begging for something interesting and different.

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Books That Bring People Together

One of my big loves about bookshops is the fact that you can get in to some really good conversations with the staff members about books. Their favourite books, ones you’ve bought recently or ones that you’re currently buying. Recently i’ve had the experience where certain books have brought customers and staff together in a great way. Here’s a little anecdote.

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Bookish Adventures

When my bookish friends come to stay, i always try and take them on some kind of bookish adventure. Whether that be a bookshop, a cute place to eat cake and drink tea or something else book related, it’s always about the books! My best friend, Shannan, over at Twenty Something And Day Dreaming came to stay with me a little while ago, so i obviously had to find something for us to do that was book based!

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