Micro Libraries

Like most of you (I imagine!) I am constantly on the look out for book shops.  The lure of a book shop is almost irresistible and I love to find new ones to explore.

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Some of my favourite finds though have been the mini book exchanges and charity book shops which seem to have been popping up in more and more places recently.  Not only are they unexpected, they are often very beautiful as well.

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How lovely is this?!

I have seen several in old phone boxes too which I love.  The only trouble is that unless I know when I leave the house that I will find one I very rarely have a book with me which I can swap – only the one I am actually reading.  Still, that just means another trip to find some books and that’s not really a hardship!

Book Fair Fun

On Sunday I had a stand at a book fair as part of the Appledore Book Festival.  The day started off with pouring rain and I thought we were in for a very slow day.  However, by the time we opened the sun was shining and everything was beautiful.

I ended up having a great day.  Obviously selling books is good but more than that I had some wonderful bookish conversations which meant that I would have enjoyed myself if I hadn’t sold anything.

I had such a lovely day.  Yes it was hard work but it was so good to have the opportunity to talk about books with so many people who love them.