Friday, November 20, 2015

Books, books glorious books...



Directly opposite where we park when we drive into the city Elizabeth's Bookshop is absolutely irresistible, I've tried but oh how I love this book shop! I know I've taken you into Elizabeth's (cuddle up in bed with your book unless you get a better offer) before but can you ever get enough of a good thing, in times of stress or.. always, a well written entertaining book is like a best friend oui! The mix of old, new, rare and erotic exotic is excellent..


Comfy sofas, well worn Turkish rugs, charming chandeliers all add to the relaxed ambiance and when the young man who looked after me described working here as 'pretty much his dream job' I totally got it! This is what we came away with on Tuesday, going through a minimalist phase doesn't include books :) Have the best Friday you can, take care and stay safe..


32 comments:

  1. How cool that we were both in great bookstores 'yesterday' I will post about City Lights soon. Enjoyed hanging here with you!






    Warm ALOHA,
    ComfortSpiral

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  2. Oh, my favorite kind of store!!! I do love bookstores and this one truly looks superb!! Wish I could spend a day there!!! I do hope you have a lovely weekend!! Enjoy!!

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  3. Looks like a great place to spend a few hours.

    Hope you are well Grace. I'm sooooooo behind visiting.

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  4. That's certainly my kind of place. Sadly, we have no independent bookstores left anymore - just a couple of the big chains.

    I finished Rutherford's "Paris" not long ago. It's a great read. If you have never read "If You Meet the Buddha in the Road, Kill Him!", I'd highly recommend it. The book old but not dated and filled with good stuff.

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  5. I could spend a few hours there too, Grace. Even though I'm trying to purge things, books are hard to let go of.

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  6. I am not at all surprised that you love places like this :). Wonderful shots. I really hope places like this don't disappear completely.

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  7. Glad I don't have to do the dusting in this bookstore.

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  8. I love browsing in libraries and bookstores. Always have 2 or 3 books on the go on the bedside table.
    Current read is "The Son of a Certain Woman" by Wayne Johnston (Canadian writer)

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  9. I love books, but we don't have the space to keep them anymore. :(
    I do love my "online" library though!

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  10. As great as the Internet is for gathering information Grace when you just want a good read there is no substitute for good old fashion book...

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  11. I would be quite happy here.

    In fact, I could die happy in a place like this.

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  12. I think I could live in that book store! Wonderful!

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  13. It does look nice! I could spend a lot of time (and money) in there.

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  14. It looks like a place to come back to over and over. I must confess, though, that when my home became overrun with books I started getting Kindle e-books, and now audio books from Amazon. Listen to them i the car. Now plowing through Nick Harkaway's Angelmaker, which is just brilliant.

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  15. Wow that is a beauty. I would love to spend some time in there. I would head straight to the biography section.

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  16. My kind of shop too Grace. I have so many books and because I hate to give them away I'm running out of space to store them in my study...I have to rather borrow them from the library and return them!

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  17. Confession time: I'm an author, but can't remember the last time I was in an actual bookstore....

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  18. I must´ve past by without noticing, Grace, shame on me! Hehe, saw the "culinaria FRANCE" over here and thought of you!
    Hope the zen/Buddha-books bring you joy! Have you visited Ajahn Brahm already?

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  19. This bookshop is immense.. now I know where to go if I need an exotic book :)

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  20. I would love to visit this bookstore! Gorgeous!

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  21. Very cruel post Grace. I am drooling.

    That's probably the only Rutherford book I haven't read!!!

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  22. Thank you for your lovely article, Grace. We are very glad to have you as a customer at Elizabeth's Bookshops. Have a great weekend. Elizabeth

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  23. Very nice post, long live the bookshops (and libraries)!

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  24. Great place, so many beautiful shelves full of books!

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  25. Hemingway, Ludlum & Rutherfurd & the rest!! Great picks - I've read all & have some of Edward Rutherfurds epic novels. (Nice that you had a comment from Elizabeth!)

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  26. Oh, I was in a bookstore yesterday and didn't even think to take my camera! Silly me!

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  27. What an atmospheric little book store. I would have no problem indulging in spending time here.

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  28. Kindle stores couldn't possibly compete with this interior! Marverlous to have so many books to browse!

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