I admit to being a book shop addict. I will do anything I can to support and encourage my local bookshop Horatio’s in Ampthill and any I visit in villages and towns across the UK. I love that feeling of expectation as I enter the store, wondering what titles will catch my eye, or lure me to browse further, read the blurb and purchase, leaving me with the anticipation of hours of pleasure in the coming week.
I love quaint little shops with character and cosy armchairs, but I also enjoy huge stores like Heffer’s in Cambridge or Waterstones at West Quay Southampton. (the moment I saw Riduna on the shelves there was quite amazing and i’m vain enough to wish i’d taken a photo!) In these mega book stores I can meander along the shelves, being tempted by anything from travel logs to memoirs of visiting angels, or even grab a coffee, a moment of reflection away from the busy streets.
I’m a great believer in shopping locally and support the ‘Use it or Lose it’ campaign.
PS Votes for The Apostrophe Referendum have been counted and the Apostrophe has been won!
Support Horatio’s to see the unveiling of the Apostrophe at 12 noon on April 2nd at Horatio’s Ampthill!
© Diana Jackson March 2011