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Old September 4th, 2015, 05:09 PM   #21
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What a wonderful thread! Needs more love! Come on, book lovers!
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Old September 8th, 2015, 11:49 PM   #23
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Waterstones, Birmingham, England. Formerly the Midland Bank. It closes down this year, a sign of the times -- it's becoming an Apple Store at some 20,000+ sq ft.


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This will leave the only other book store in Birmingham, another Waterstones (Borders closed not long ago) although a small Foyles is opening in the railway station next month.


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Can't find any interior pics - it's quite plain inside.
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Old September 9th, 2015, 07:41 PM   #24
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wow... spectacular!
Too bad big stores keep closing...
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Old October 11th, 2015, 06:15 PM   #26
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Besides historical bookshops in heritage buildings, taiwanese bookshops are probably the best commercial ones around! Even in prosaic locations like malls and subway stations, they really look like places I could spend hours in, even without being to read a single word of Chinese!
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Some fascinating reimagining spaces in these
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Old February 27th, 2016, 12:27 PM   #30
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Maison Assouline new bookshop - London's Piccadilly

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When Martine and Prosper Assouline flung open the doors of the space to welcome guests to the launch of both the store and Valentino’s book. Anne Hathaway, Kylie Minogue, Hugh Grant, Roland Mouret and a diamond-decorated smattering of European royalty braved the rain to raise a glass of Krug (or perhaps a molecular Aerial Oxygen Cocktail infused with "gemstone elixirs", vitamins and oxygen).

And when guests weren’t seeking out Mr Valentino and the eponymous Assouline founders, they were gaping upwards at the spiralling ceiling and ornate balcony of the handsome space, reinvented by Guy Oliver, whose previous interiors work includes Fera at Claridges. The building, originally designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1922, has undergone an extensive refurbishment, with spaces devoted to quiet reflection and a warren of rooms upstairs packed with curiosities. The offering goes beyond books too; exclusive prints of the photography from a selection of the books are available to buy, alongside leather goods, candles and a bespoke library service which curates books for the reader.

So much more than a bookshop, this is a full bibliophile experience. With this stately new London abode, Assouline's history turns a page.

New chapter: Assouline launches London store -The Telegraph

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Old February 27th, 2016, 06:08 PM   #31
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Foyles - Charing Cross Road London

In June 2014, the century-old London bookseller moved into its spacious new digs — the size of 13 tennis courts and over 4 miles of shelving — just a step away from its former home.

However the largest bookshop in London remains Waterstones in Piccadilly which is the largest bookshop in Europe with six floors (67,000 Square Feet) and an estimated 8 1/2 miles of shelving, whilst Waterstones academic branch at Gower Street in London has five floors and over 5 miles of shelving.

Foyles' new space has its own interesting history as the former Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design building (the College moved to a new campus at Kings Cross), where Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney once studied. The stage where the Sex Pistols played their first gig in 1975 now houses the Foyles' children's department.

Brand spanking new Foyles bookshop opens a few doors down on Charing Cross Road - Time Out

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A new MUST in London!
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Old February 27th, 2016, 07:10 PM   #33
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Daunt Books in London - specialist in travel literature and maps. One of over 900 Bookshops in London, the centre of the book trade had traditionally been Charing Cross Road in London.

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Hatchards - London - Est 1979

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This shop claims the coveted title of London’s oldest bookseller. Opened in 1797 by John Hatchard at 187 Piccadilly, it has been a treasure for hundreds of years with John’s portrait still gracing its staircase. By looking at the facade alone, one could easily walk past Hatchards and never think twice about it. However, its unassuming and quiet outside leads to a treasure trove inside.

Because of Hatchards extensive history, its clientele is made up of literary and historically elite. It has seen the likes of Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, Lord Byron, and more recently, JK Rowling, Sebastian Faulks, and David Attenborough.

This bookstore houses almost 100,000 books spanned across five floors. If you can’t find a book you’re looking for, Hatchards staff will find it for you, no matter how obscure or rare it may be. Need a first edition, signed copy of Ian Flemming’s Dr. No? Or a second edition copy of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land? Hatchards are your people. All you have to do is ask.

If you only visit for the atmosphere, that’s alright too. The dark paneling and original fireplaces make you feel as if you’re part of an old literary club that only allow entry to those who have read every book by Thomas Hardy. Twice. Never fear though, if you’re just looking to kill a few minutes or buy several new books for your collection, all are welcome

Travelling through literary history at Hatchards


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The Southbank Book Market in London is also worth a visit. Open every day until 7pm.

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Old February 28th, 2016, 02:08 PM   #36
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LE.: I just realised that it has been posted before, my bad. Anyway...other angles.
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Stanfords - London

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Bookstore of the Week – Stanfords, Covent Garden





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Heywood Hill Bookshop in Curzon Street, Mayfair, London where the author Nancy Mitford once worked.

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Sadly Booklovers Corner in Hampstead London where George Orwell once worked is no longer a bookshop but there is a plaque dedicated to Orwell on the side of the building.

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The Notting Hill Bookshop

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Recently opened bookshop Libreria - 65 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, London

Libreria bookshop: where literature and lattes don’t mix - The Guardian (2016)







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