Worth a detour


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Worth a detour

marraskuu 4, 2020, 5:59 am

Amazing photographs of that bookstore - I hope they have got some good library ladders to reach some of those books.

Sorry to say that the new bookshop in Marciac cannot hold a candle to that. It is basically two large rooms on the ground floor with a terrace outside with room enough for three coffee tables. It is of course officially closed during the confinement, but we noticed yesterday it was advertising click and collect. It is an inventive sort of click and collect - they have placed a desk straddling the front door and so you cannot go in the shop, but the desk acts as a sort of counter and if you see a book through the window that you want there is someone behind the desk to hand it to you.

marraskuu 21, 2020, 9:20 am

though to many of you when I heard of Morris

marraskuu 21, 2020, 11:35 am

>3 Macumbeira: I remember reading excerpts from her memoir Conundrum in one of the Sunday Papers in which she talked about her transsexual operations. That was in 1974 (it seems like yesterday)

marraskuu 22, 2020, 5:42 am

I read her Trieste book, but few topics stuck to my memory.
Then I read the first Hav book, which is an entertaining curiosity; a travel guide of a fictional city that is made by a fusion of characteristics from multiple Mediterranean Sea-side cities.
Finally I read her second Hav book, but I lost my interest half way. There was a whiff of authorial self-indulgence coming out of the pages.

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 27, 2020, 4:30 pm

Just checked out the corona/samizdat webpage. The first volume has emerged from the antediluvian slime , if I am reading Ricks introduction right. Congratulations all round. I have sent an email to Rick.