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I have several but was recently really impressed by the Torbay Book shop in Devon. I was after a particular title and the staff did evrything possible to track it down.
Bridge Street Bookshop in Berwick-on-Tweed had a wonderful basement full of secondhand books, but it's been taken over recently and I don't know if the new owners have changed it. Worth a look, though - there's not a lot of competition in Berwick on a wet day.
You might also want to visit the resident cartoonist Brian Platt - his book How To Draw Cartoons is great for all ages
Thanks. Sounds like I need to save my pennies, squeeze in another bookshelf or two, and plan a visit.
Best - adamallen
Excellent! Thanks for the suggestion and I look forward to leaving Galway with a few treasures from Kenny's.
Best - adamallen
On the "Irish Librarythingers" group under "Second-hand bookshop recommendations other than in Dublin?" topic, sean2euro just posted:
"i like 'the bell book and candle' in galway. good prices-vast selection"
Allan Foster's "The Literary Traveller in Scotland" (sorry, but I'm not willing to search through 250 options for the touchstone). The blurb says that, besides locations with literary connections (birthplaces, homes, burial sites, pubs, etc.) it also includes the "best second-hand bookshops".
So, it did start in the '60s, but I don't think it really became a true "book town" until after you stayed there as a teenager.
And, yes, the shops are open all year round, weekdays and weekends - not just during Festival time! If you're going for some serious book shopping, I'd actually recommend not going during the Festival.
Edited PS: And what do you think of this English bookshop called Shakespeare and Co. in Paris on the bank of the Seine? To me, it is one of the funniest places I know where one can buy books, but also have a nap on very worn and dusty sofas in company of a cat. Is this bookshop well-known on the other side of the Channel, or are such places quite usual in GB?
My own recommendation for this thread would be Topping and Co, in Ely, Cambridgeshire - friendly staff, interesting books, and regular author events - oh, and free coffee for browsers. What more could you ask for? But don't take the window seat... that's mine!