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10 novels set in bookstores

Probably the best book about a bookstore is 84 Charing Cross Road, but what about fiction? There is actually a mini-genre of novels set in bookstores dating back 100 years to the books of Christopher Morley. Romance, mysteries, and tales about life-changing events seem to be the main themes. John Dunning, who still owns an […]

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London A-Z tops most stolen book list

The Times has a list of Britain’s most stolen books. Apparently, the most stolen book is the London A-Z. “I’ve been in bookselling for 20 years and the London A-Z is the most stolen book in the world,” says Patrick Neale, who worked at a Waterstone’s in London before setting up Jaffé & Neale bookshop […]

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Changing face of Charing Cross Road’s bookshops

The Guardian has an interactive look at the bookshops on Charing Cross Road. Barry Clarke of Any Amount of Books, a tremendous secondhand bookseller and Abe seller, is interviewed and there are also some wonderful old photographs of bookstores from the past.

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