I haven’t been on a good bookshop trawl for months. There’s very little I love more in life than discovering a secondhand bookshop I’ve not been to before, and falling joyfully upon its shelves. If the books happen to be reasonably priced and plentiful, then my joy is complete. This was how I felt in bookshop after bookshop in the US, but I don’t think I’ve been to any since then. Shameful.
So I’m probably going to treat myself with a day out to one before too long. And I wondered if you had any recommendations – preferably for bookshops in towns which are near enough to Oxford to permit a day trip there and back. On a trainline.
Yes, very picky, I know.
If they’re in London, that’s ok – but I’d prefer them to be in the countryside, or vaguely countrysidish.
Over to you!
(If you don’t live in the UK, please feel free to tell me about your favourite bookshops… but try not to make them sound too appealing.)