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Best bookshop in the world? Best one afloat anyway.

The Book Barge - pic from the Guardian

It is hard for me to dislike any bookshop. If it stocks books, that’s usually good enough for me.

But some establishments rise far above the rest. It could be because of their ambiance or their range of stock. Maybe it’s the expertise or hospitality of the staff. Or perhaps it’s just the comfy seats. Or something else entirely.

This one – The Book Barge – is extra special.

It has books. And it’s on a barge. Floating. From place to place along the English canal network Continue reading



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