Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Boats, Books ... and Sun: The Floating Bookshop

This weekend while enjoying a rare sunny day (well warm for winter) on Broadway Market in Hackney, I found the most unique bookstore ever. And it was amazing!!!

Word on the Water, the London Bookbarge is a floating bookshop, which sells quality second hand books. And they had it all - classics, contemporary fiction, cults, comics, autobiographies, children's books, photography books, I even spotted records and some cool vintage stuff. They've even got a cute fireplace, a sofa and two cats for cat lovers out there. I found out afterwards that their location changes and it could be in Hackney one day, and Camden the next so I was extremely happy that it was there while I was in Hackney on Sunday. And of course I had to get something (I kinda have a problem where I can't go into a bookstore without buying a book), but was extremely surprised when I saw Andre Brink's A Dry White Season and so scooped it for a bargain. 

So if like me you love bookstores, and if you're in London or just visiting, definitely check it out. You can find out more about them on Twitter (for up-to-date locations) and Facebook. Enjoy!!!


  1. This looks amazing! I was just in London late last year. Can't believe I missed out on this. When I go back I will most certainly check it out.

    1. It was so beautiful. Even better, they had a great collection of books. I had to limit myself to one book, which was hard. Definitely do check it out when next you're here.

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