Caitlin

Blog 148: Twelve People Who Visit Bookshops.

I have to confess, I haven’t read Shaun Bythell’s ‘Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops’ so this list may have some similarities to his book, however the list below is based on my own observations from working in a large second-hand bookshop. Please note this list is loosely based on reality and is […]

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Caitlin

Blog 141: Books that customers always ask for…

I have been working at the bookshop, Westwood Books for almost six years, and in that time I’ve heard some weird and wonderful books requests. It always feels great when a customer walks in looking for a specific book that they haven’t been able to track down and you just so happen to have a […]

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Caitlin

Blog 131: My Literature Themed 50p Coin Collection

I’ve been collecting Literary and Science themed coins for the last several years. I collect circulated and uncirculated 10p, 50p, and £2 coins from the U.K., Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Guernsey, and Bailiwick of Jersey. I decided on sticking to themes for my coin collections but unfortunately for my bank account, more and more coins […]

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Jen

Blog 130: Top 8 Favourite Novels I Studied At University.

My Favourite Novels I Studied As Part of My Degree (in no particular order) As part of reflecting on my experiences at university, it would be bizarre not to include discussions about the novels I studied as part of my English Literature degree. We studied a wide range of texts, including plays and poetry but […]

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Caitlin

Blog 129: Books I Would Have If I Had A Home Library.

This list could easily be hundreds if not thousands of books including but not limited to, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, The Roald Dahl Collection, On The Origin Of Species by Charles Darwin, 1984 by George Orwell, The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Republic by Plato, The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare, […]

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Caitlin

Blog 125: Great Books To Give As Gifts.

All over the country, there are words disappearing from children’s lives. These are the words of the natural world; Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn, all gone. A wild landscape of imagination and play is rapidly fading from our children’s minds. The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration – […]

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Caitlin

Blog 124: What To Do If You Have Too Many Books.

Many people have been downsizing and decluttering their homes during the lockdowns. Like a lot of people, you may have a number of books that you have read and no longer want to keep. If you’re finding that you’re running out of shelf space, here are some options for you where you can move on […]

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