This book is a book for all those people who love bookshops. I hope that is all of you. It is a book whose pages are filled with the sheer joy of a bookshop – from the new to those that date back to the 1700s.
Bookshops are my safe place, whenever I feel sad or lonely, I go to a bookshop. Over the last few months I have discovered a multitude of beautiful shops that just make me feel warm and safe.
For anyone who doesn’t know, Jen is one of my oldest friends. We’ve known each other for over 10 years, and after falling on to the same team in a reading challenge (she is very hard to beat, our Jen. Her reading is prolific and it makes me jealous) we became good friends and she is wonderful. Just wonderful. She is really one of the most lovely people I have the pleasure of knowing. For anyone who would like to know more about Jen, do check out her blog. Because I cannot express just how lovely this girl is and it makes me so happy to say that I knew her back when she wrote Harry Potter Parodies!
Back on to the book – which is just as wonderful as she is. I can’t put in to words how happy it has made me. It is a love story for bookshops, and I think that’s why it was picked as the official book for the Books Are My Bag campaign 2014. Seriously, check out the campaign over that the official website – which is so beautifully orange and happy!