Book Reviews

‘The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.’ Alan Bennett

“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.” ― Franz Kafka


I love browsing bookshops. Small, large, basic or beautiful, with new and/or second hand books, they all hold so many treasures.

Here are some of my favourites, some of them visited often and others just once or twice, but all fondly remembered.

The Aldeburgh Bookshop
High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Topping & Company Booksellers of Ely
High Street, Ely

Trinity Street, Cambridge

David's Bookshop
Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City

Fred Holdsworth Books
Central Buildings, Ambleside

Daunt Books
Marylebone High Street, London

The Oxfam Bookshop
Catherine Street, St Albans

12th Street and Broadway, New York City

Barter Books
Alnwick Station, Northumberland

Goldsboro Books
Cecil Court, London

Charing Cross Road, London

Any Amount of Books
Charring Cross Road, London