Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Monday, 27 June 2016
The Totnes Bookshop
I recently blogged about the coming in our quiet little town of a new bookshop. I am really looking forward to it, especially since it is an independent bookshop. I love all bookshops, but independent ones even more so, especially since they are so rare. And it reminded me of another one that I have visited in the not so distant past: the Totnes Bookshop. During our holiday in Devon, we did not visit the place often enough, but I insisted on going there at least once. We did not buy many books, except a few about local folklore (more on that in a future post), it was nevertheless a lovely visit, with a friendly staff of one (the owner?). I even took a picture of its inside (but strangely not its outside). Totnes is a very hippy town with many independent businesses and a relatively small number of big chains. It made sense that the town has its own bookshop. I live in a far less hippy town and contrary to Totnes there are many chains here. A local bookshop will be a welcome change of scenery. More than a business, it is a cultural gathering place for the whole community. I can barely wait.