Sunday, 20 April 2014

Writing - Where do you buy your books?

I have a Kindle app on my phone and tablet so that I can read on my travels but when at home I enjoy reading books in the more normal formats. What is your preference? Whichever that is, there are a number of ways to obtain reading material - Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords to name a few. The Steele series and Cessation are available in all formats and from all sellers.


One lady has had the innovative idea of a Book Barge.

Susan Henshaw

Fed up with city life, Sarah Henshaw quit her job as an entertainment journalist in London and went in search of something different.
In June 2009 she bought a narrow boat and began fitting it out as a book shop called The Book Barge.
All went well initially, but the effect of the economic downturn and intense competition from online retailers meant hard times were to follow.
Sarah has now published a book about her adventures on Britain's canals The Bookshop That Floated Away.

There are other examples such as an old glove factory in Detroit but there is a beauty in Castilla, Spain.



What a magnificent setting to browse books. But the last two are representative of hundreds of years of book buying. The first is in a Dominican Church in Maastricht, Holland and the second in Beijing built for Japanese company Poplar.

              Poplar

God Bless