I am not sure if we celebrate this in the US, but they do in the UK. It’s important to support your local independent bookseller. Although you can get books much more inexpensively elsewhere, small businesses need your help!
Whilst scrolling though an article on IBW, I discovered a treasure in London which I didn’t know existed. It’s called Daunt Books, and it’s the first purpose-built bookstore in the UK, dating from the Edwardian era. It has beautiful long oak galleries and graceful skylights and is situated in Marylebone High Street, London, along with several other branches.And if the gorgeous wood isn’t fabulous enough, how about that turquoise wall at the end! Wow!
Daunt specializes in travel books and guides and atlases. You can search for books by continent! How much fun is that! And you can take a virtual tour of the store here. Seriously, next time I am in London, I’ll be camping out there! Would you join me?