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This is a bookshop.

I saw this image in the Reddit Book forums a few weeks ago, and I had to share it on my 101 Books Facebook page.

I just have one question:

Where is this bookshop, and how can I go there? I’ll just forget that they incorrectly hyphenated bookshop and crossroads.

P.S. I’m not trying to start a flame war between digital and paper books. I’m pretty much over that. But I still love a good, old-fashioned “bookshop,” and I hope they never go away. I don’t think they will.

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  1. mindlesslydreaming #

    Reblogged this on .

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    June 5, 2013
  2. Reblogueó esto en .

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  3. Reblogged this on Justin Kassab.

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    June 5, 2013
  4. Reblogged this on laiainlovewithlove.

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    June 5, 2013
  5. Are you sure it’s not a Christian Science Reading Room?

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    June 5, 2013
    • If that’s the case, then I definitely don’t want to go there!

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      June 5, 2013
  6. Photographed at The Albion Beatnik bookshop in Oxford, England. Of the bookshop we are told:

    ‘Opening some time around midday and usually closing after midnight, this is a place where you can sit in dilapidated red buttonback sofas and choose the poet mug you want to drink your (very strong, very good) coffee out of (I’m always Sylvia Plath. Fortunately there are two Plath mugs so I rarely have to resort to actually wrestling the other clientele or settling for Seamus Heaney) … It’s a place where zinesters meet to pillage material for handmades, politics students tap out theses whilst stopping to explain Bukowski or canvas customers on a point of Marxist theory, and poetry groups (the Backroom Poets, Oxford Improvisers, Oxford University Poetry Society and many both more and less official) meet to plot whatever it is poetry groups meet and plot about.’

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    June 5, 2013
  7. Reblogged this on THE RESURRECTION WALTZ.

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    June 5, 2013
  8. Reblogged this on clearly conveyed communications and commented:
    Love this sign! So true… books open other worlds for us to travel to and open our minds to possibilities we previously hadn’t thought of. Books can educate us, take us to distant lands and enrich our lives with culture. Books can spark love affairs that last a lifetime and lead us to pursue answers to life’s most intriguing questions.

    What book has changed your life? Made you stop and think? Opened your eyes to new worlds? Pushed you to pursue your vocation or what you love?

    Business or pleasure, or a little bit of both. Biographies, trade journals, fiction, science fiction, “chic lit…” A skinny novella or an epic masterpiece.

    Join the discussion by leaving your comments below…

    Cheers,
    Jaime

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    June 5, 2013
  9. Another place to add to my “must visit before i die” list. The description by zeudytigre evokes a kind of nostalgia for all things literary.

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    June 5, 2013
  10. xrunningaround #

    Reblogged this on Summer Reading Adventures and commented:
    This is amazing. Where can I find this place?

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    June 5, 2013
  11. darrenedwardclarke #

    Reblogged this on Revolution From Below.

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    June 6, 2013
  12. Jordan #

    Love this.

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    June 6, 2013
  13. I saw this and really liked it too!

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    June 8, 2013
  14. desfischersseele #

    Reblogged this on Des Fischers Seele.

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    June 11, 2013
  15. I find it interesting the bookshop and bookstore are words. Grammatically, when two words are combined into one, it denotes a characteristic. I.E. Livingroom is spelt Living Room because livingroom would denote that the room was alive. In the same way, grammatically bookshop or bookstore should denote a building made of books. I’d be interested to know the etymology of the word.

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    June 12, 2013

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