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Martin Edwards Haul

I swear, I really only opened my wishlist to order “The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books” … (sigh). Oh, wait, that would have been last year.  Now it’s more like Yey!!   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1588906/martin-edwards-haul Merken

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England (the Southern / Central Part), from East to West and Back: Bookish Souvenirs

The Trip: * Chiltern Hills and Thames Valley (to mystery lovers, aka “Midsomer County” — though given that this is an area chock-full of quintessential(ly) English villages, it’s no surprise that it also routinely provides locations for other series, such as Inspector Morse, The Vicar of Dibley, and of course, adaptations of Agatha Christie’s mysteries […]

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Hay-on-Wye

… minus the book festival, but anyway.  Book town writ large. So there I was, nicely pacing myself (read: trying hard at least not to enter every single book store I was passing) — … but then this happened, and my self-control was toast: I left the store with, among other things, the better part […]

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Stratford-upon-Avon — Oxford — London: Shakespeare, Hogwarts and Shopping

Stratford A Scene at the RSC Book and Gift Shop The date: June 17, 2017. The time: Approximately 10:00AM. TA and friend enter; TA asks for a shopping basket and makes straight for the shelves and display cases. An indeterminate amount of time is then spent browsing. Whenever her friend points out something and asks […]

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Birthday Monster Book Haul

…  thanks to my mom, who gave me a bookstore gift card, my best friend, who raided my Amazon wish list (isn’t it nice to know your loved ones know just what you’ll be happiest about?) and a few odd things to which I treated myself: Die Briefe der Manns (The Mann Family Correspondence) — […]

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9 Things You Absolutely Must Do In London If You Love Books And Literary History | Bustle

British Library – check (though it’s been a while & could use a refresher). Bloomsbury – check. Shakespeare’s Globe – check. (Duh.) St. Pancras and George Inn – on the list for next time. English Heritage plaques – check (you’d have to be blind to miss them). Foyle’s / Charing Cross / indie bookstores – […]

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The President’s Summer Reading List

Check out what President Obama is reading this summer. President Barack Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia shop for books at Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C., on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Today, President Obama shared his official summer reading list – a mix of fiction […]

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Bibliophile Easter Eggs 2015

… courtesy, mostly, of an extended visit to the new Foyles flagship store in Charing Cross Road, plus Easter gifts, plus assorted other places:   Everyman Library Classics – London Stories Simon Callow – Charles Dickens Paula Byrne – The Real Jane Austen Bill Bryson – The Mother Tongue Mikhail Bulgakov – A Country Doctor’s […]

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London & (mainly) Stratford-upon-Avon Book Haul, June 2014

5:45 pm 18 June 2014 London & (mainly) Stratford-upon-Avon Book Haul, June 2014 Themis-Athena’s Garden of Books   Thomas Penn – Winter King: The Dawn of the Tudor Age Neil MacGregor – Shakespeare’s Restless World: A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects Julian Curry (ed.) – Shakespeare on Stage: Thirteen Leading Actors on Thirteen […]

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