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Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now--As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long for It | Craig Taylor
Craig Taylor is the real deal: a peerless journalist and a beautiful craftsman. David Rakoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Fraud and Half Empty Londoners is a wonderful bookI wanted it to be twice as long. Diana Athill, New York Times bestselling author of Somewhere Towards the End In Londoners, acclaimed journalist Craig Taylor paints readers an epic portrait of todays London that is as rich and lively as the city itself. In the style of Studs Terkel (Working, Hard Times, The Good War) and Dave Isay (Listening Is an Act of Love), Londoners offers up the stories, the gripes, the memories, and the dreams of those in the great and vibrant British metropolis who love it, hate it, live it, left it, and long for it, from a West End rickshaw driver to a Soldier of the Guard at Buckingham Palace to a recovering heroin addict seeing Big Ben for the very first time. Published just in time for the 2012 London Olympic Games, Londoners is a glorious literary celebration of one of the worlds truly great cities.
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London is my favorite city. #julyjourneys day 11 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💗💗💗 1y
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Eggs Beautiful 👌🏼 1y
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This is really enjoyable. A great insight into London life from all walks of life. It gives a series of snapshots of the city, in both good ways and bad.

CarolynM I need this! Not stacking, going straight to buying it🙂 1y
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Books I have loved with a #London setting. One of my favorite cities to explore, and one of my favorite places to revisit in a good book. ❤️ #LitsySpringBreak
@TheKidUpstairs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

KristiAhlers You should check out Aven Ellis. She sets quite a few stories in London. She‘s got a great voice and fun characters. I lived in England years ago and I get homesick for that city. She brings it to life for me. 2y
TheKidUpstairs ❤❤❤❤❤ 2y
Andrea313 @Katbooklover Thank you! I'll check her out today! 2y
KristiAhlers @Andrea313 you‘re welcome! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I would love to visit there ❤️ 2y
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I ordered a book sleeve I saw @dgingo post about and I sat it down for just a second. That‘s all it took for one of my #catsoflitsy to claim it!

MsMelissa Well it is a cute book sleeve. I‘d want to claim it too 😂 (edited) 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😽😽😽 2y
MallenNC @Book_Fiend_Melissa She has good taste! 2y
dgingo She knows what‘s good! ☺️ 2y
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Thank you for the lovey gift Helen. I‘m morning the loss of my city. It feels so weird not to have seen it for so long, so the notebook cheered my heart. Take care and I hope have a joyful holiday season. 😘

squirrelbrain Glad you like it! Have a lovely festive time yourself! 😘 2y
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I just ordered this cute sweater! I can‘t wait to wear it. #sweater #FallisBooked

OriginalCyn620 That is cute! 3y
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#riotgrams day two: books and socks. It‘s a little warm out today, but I love my purposely mismatched socks from the Friday sock company! I‘d wear socks all summer if I could.

Lindy Perfect match. 👌 3y
Sarah83 Looks great 😍 3y
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1. Idaho/Oregon/Utah
2. London 🇬🇧
3. Cleave 😉 (Saga)
4. Umm. Utah is known for jello?
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Thanks for the tag, @Ruthiella! @SailorMoon #frideas

Ruthiella Jello! 😀when I was a kid no church potluck was complete without at least one or two Jello salads! 4y
BarbaraBB Hi! I am travelling through Oregon and Idaho this summer. Do you have any recommendations? I‘d love to hear them... 💕 4y
thebluestocking @BarbaraBB That sounds fun! I‘m from south eastern Idaho. If you‘re going to be in the Idaho Falls/Rexburg area, Heise Hot Springs is fun. In Oregon, Multnomah Falls and the gorge are my favorite. And Powell Books in Portland, of course! For Oregon beaches, I love Astoria, Lincoln City and Newport (with a stop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory for ice cream). 4y
BarbaraBB That is so helpful, thank you!! 😘 4y
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The stuff I bought at the other beautiful bookstore, #Foyles at Charing Cross Road. I really wanted something #London themed, so I chose #Londoners. The other one was recommended by the staff, and I love the cover. As a big Paddington fan, I couldn‘t say no to the bookmark, and the bag is also very pretty.

#shopping #newbooks #holiday #cover

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The beautiful Daunt Bookstore at Maryleborne High Street, where the books are sorted according to their country. Definitely worth a visit!

#london #sightseeing #bookstore #london #uk

Samplergal I loved visiting that bookshop! 4y
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Does anyone have any suggestions for a family book club pick that takes place in London or the Cotswolds? We‘re taking another trip in March and we are trying to pick a book we can all read together in anticipation.

Last year we did Northanger Abbey and it was a hit with all but one of us (@meredith3 apparently is not a JA fan 😣)

Reviewsbylola @Mitch we‘re hoping maybe you have some suggestions! 4y
Meredith3 I suggest the entire Harry Potter series please 🙏🏻 4y
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Bklover May I come along on your trip? I‘ll do laundry or something. 4y
Kalalalatja I really want to recommend this, but I know @emilyhaldi has read it already, so that probably won‘t work 4y
BarbaraBB This is a fat one but real English and about London 4y
BarbaraBB Something lighter and enjoyable may be 4y
BarbaraBB And last but not least I can recommend Sarah Waters, for example 4y
julesG Totally off from what the others have recommended 4y
julesG How about this one, 4y
julesG @Meredith3 👏👏👏👏 4y
LeahBergen This one is a classic set in the Cotswolds (and still TBR for me) 4y
LeahBergen And how about a lovely #PersephoneBooks set in London? 4y
LeahBergen Oh, I see @emilyhaldi has already read the Persephone. 😆 4y
Reviewsbylola We need a Litsy trip!! That would be amazing. @Bklover 4y
Reviewsbylola I‘ve already read it too @Kalalalatja and I absolutely loved it! I think I have it to @emilyhaldi actually. 😂 4y
Reviewsbylola We usually try to keep it under 400 pages. Sarah Waters is a good idea, thank you!! @BarbaraBB 4y
Reviewsbylola Also, I‘m not a huge fan of Dickens but I want to try THe Bleak House. I‘m scared though!! @BarbaraBB 4y
Reviewsbylola Great suggestions, and I‘m not familiar with them. Thanks for the link!! @julesG 4y
Reviewsbylola Great suggestion. I actually didn‘t love Neverwhere though but I bet @meredith3 would! @BookNerd9906 4y
Reviewsbylola Persephone is a good idea though! And CwR sounds really good! @LeahBergen 4y
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola I‘m sure @Meredith3 will hate CWR. 😂😂 4y
Reviewsbylola She‘s hard to please. If it‘s not Harry Potter or Jurassic Park, forget about it! 😂 @LeahBergen 4y
BookwormM Totally light hearted I am sure the Agatha Raisin cosy mystery series is set in the Cotswolds 4y
emilyhaldi I loved that Persephone! 💕 @LeahBergen 4y
emilyhaldi By far my favorite book of 2018!!! @Kalalalatja @Reviewsbylola 4y
Reggie The Humans by Matt Haig takes place in Great Britain. This one takes place in an out of control climate change futuristic apocalyptic Great Britain-Lost Girl by Adam Nevill. 4y
arubabookwoman I loved Capital by John Lancaster. Lots to discuss too. ETA Mispelled author's name-it's Lanchester. (edited) 4y
Dragon I enjoyed this series set in and around London 4y
sammisho Silly, but sweet. It is basically Kate and Will fanfiction. 4y
sammisho Rebecca or My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier. 4y
Reviewsbylola I want to read The Fair Fight and The Royal We! I love both Du Mauriers! @sammisho 4y
Reviewsbylola That‘s on my TBR toon @dragon 4y
Reviewsbylola Great suggestions! @reggie @arubabookwoman @BookwormM Those are all new to me! 4y
Cinfhen Sooo fun!! @Reggie pick would work for #CliFi #Booked2019 4y
Cinfhen I meant your trip sounds soooo fun, @Reggie book sounds brutal but really intriguing 4y
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Speaking of selfies, the selfie queen in her element. 🤣🤣🤣

#friyayintro @howjessreads

LauraBeth This is perfect! 4y
Itchyfeetreader Tower of London? Fun fact I got married here! Lots of bemused tourists assuming I was famous and they couldn‘t place me (spoiler not event famous a little😂😂😂) 4y
Velvetfur That's a fun photo! 4y
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saresmoore Ha! Yasss 4y
batsy Love it! 4y
Megabooks Nice! 💜 4y
Reviewsbylola It is! We definitely had a strong tourist vibe going on ourselves. 🤣🤣 @Itchyfeetreader 4y
BarbaraBB Great picture! 4y
Cathythoughts Beautiful 👍🏻❤️❤️ 4y
emilyhaldi 🙋🏻‍♀️ 4y
Cinfhen Cute!!!!!! 4y
LeahBergen I love this! 😂😂 4y
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I'm #London bound. Today is my #ToRead stack in the plane, and then top 2, along with cards are dropped off at airport to be picked up by a random person (to enjoy and pass it on)
Happy Reading Weekend everyone xoxo

Itchyfeetreader Have a wonderful trip - hope you sneak in a visit to Daunts or one of the other great independent bookstores around the city!! 4y
RinaBrahmbhattBarot @Itchyfeetreader thank you for the tip! I sure will :) they also have a Bookshop in the water, which I plan to visit too :) 4y
Emilymdxn London is amazing!! So glad you‘re visiting. Sure you‘ve heard all about it but don‘t miss Hatchards 💖 4y
RinaBrahmbhattBarot @Emilymdxn thank you! I'll check out :) 4y
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And London is happening too....#london #travel #dreams

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I will be traveling to London in October and would love some suggestions while there. I‘ll be staying in Notting Hill area. If anyone wants to meet up, I‘d be up for it! #LondonLittens

Brooke_H Highgate Cemetery (both old & new) is amazing! (And read Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier before you go! ☺️) 4y
Samplergal @Brooke_H thank you!! 4y
Mitch Cool! Welcome to my town! Happy to meet up! Drop me a line if you‘d like it‘s Mitch(dot)k @ mac (dot) com 4y
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Velvetfur When in October will you be here? As I'm trying to book some holiday in Oct.... 4y
Samplergal @Mitch I will do that! Thanks! 4y
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TrishB I love Foyles 💕 4y
DivaDiane I love the used bookstores near Charing Cross. Also Foyles, London Review and Forbidden Planet (for Speculative Fiction and collectibles). 4y
julesG SKOOB in Russell's Square (the Brunswick), used book store. Daunt Books in Marylebone High Street. Lots of book shops near Charing Cross. Foyles. Persephone books. Then there's a Queer bookshop I've visited with @Amy-Laura last year, it was somewhere around Russell's Square. 4y
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Emilyrjones22 Ditto to Persephone! 4y
CarolynM Hatchard's on Piccadilly 4y
Cosyreader @julesG Gay‘s the Word! Great shop - they posted my books to me so I didn‘t have to carry them around all day 😊 4y
julesG @Amy-Laura I think we met about a year ago. Which also means, I've been living without my laptop for a year now. 😉 4y
Cosyreader @julesG wow how have you managed? 4y
julesG @Amy-Laura Got a different one from the insurance money. But it's a second hand laptop and not as good. Unfortunately my husband agreed to get the purchase price of the laptop (which I bought on a special sale) from the insurance company and not the amount of money I'd have needed to get a new exact same laptop. I was short of throttling him for it. Well, I'm saving money for a better one now. 4y
Cosyreader @julesG oh no that‘s annoying 🙁 4y
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Thanks for the letter fellow Londoner @CouronneDhiver Your letter travelled the 3,649 miles between our London‘s safely! Love the moose stamp❤️

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#tvpuzzling Boyfriend wants to watch the TV adaption of Leonardo Da Vinci and I try to deal this puzzle... 😱

BiblioLitten Puzzle over TV, anyday!!👼 4y
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Missing sweet fashion London today. From #fashionedfromnature #vamuseum 🌸

DivineDiana So ethereal! 💗 4y
KateFulfordAuthor May I help raise you of your slump? Can I recommend my debut novel to you - a sassy female narrative, laugh out loud page after page, well drawn characters and a precision plot. And it‘s set in London too! See my bio for links to a summary, reviews and more. With thanks, Kate. 4y
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London Littens will probably already know but any Littens who visit London, there is a really cute outside book store on Southbank, underneath Waterloo Bridge everyday and it really brightens up my day when I walk past and see so many people enjoying looking at books 😊

LizzieChantree Looks amazing. Great idea! 4y
Mdargusch Have you been here? @AnnieD 4y
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It‘s London baby 🇬🇧 😍

JoScho Now just get yourself in the map and have fun!! 4y
CarolynM So jealous! Enjoy! 4y
Dolly The dining options are incredible, enjoy! 4y
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Mdargusch I‘m jealous too! Have so much fun! 4y
Eyelit Wow! Have fun!!! 4y
mrozzz Enjoy it!!! 😃👌🏻 4y
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Such a fun London meet-up of Littens today, which I was so happy to be able to make it to. Great bookish chat, as you would expect, and had the privilege of meeting some lovely people. Thanks so much to @Mitch for organising! #londonmeetup #londonlittens

MicheleinPhilly Love it! 4y
Chelleo Yay!!! Great lookin Littens! 4y
Kaye Looks like you guys had fun ! 4y
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laurieluna Yey! 😄 4y
emilyhaldi Lovely 💗 4y
Cathythoughts Great stuff 🎉📚 4y
catsuit_mango It looks like fun and a lovely place. Where did you meet? 4y
Mitch We started off in Waterstones on Tottenham Court Road. Always a lovely bookish oasis even in a Saturday! @catsuit_mango 4y
Mitch Why thank you @Chelleo ! Hope you guys enjoyed your Ohio meetup! Thinking of you 📚 4y
catsuit_mango Thanks @Mitch i'll add it to my list of bookshops for next London visit ;). Last time we had tea at Waterstone on picadilly. It's a nice one too. 4y
bedandabook Yes, thanks @Chelleo! Your meet-up looked like great fun too. Here‘s to Litsy friendships! 4y
bedandabook It was a perfect place to meet, @catsuit_mango and @Mitch. A quiet bookshop with a cafe; what more could we want?! 4y
DivaDiane It was truly wonderful to meet so many Littens! We did have wonderful bookish convos! 4y
bedandabook We did, @Kaye, thanks! 4y
bedandabook So lovely to meet you, @DivaDiane! I love having bookish chat; none of my friends are as mad about books as I am! 4y
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Bags of jelly ‘bookworms‘ to give us sustenance as we visit bookstore number 4!


Cinfhen Wait??? I need to know more and those bags!!!! Sooo cute.... 4y
Oryx Even more sorry to have missed it! These are so cute 4y
Mitch Hi @Cinfhen & @Oryx It‘s not a party without goody bags! 4y
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Cinfhen I totally agree 💕💕💕 4y
JoScho So cute!! 4y
That-Bookish-Hiker This is such a good idea!!! 4y
sprainedbrain That‘s adorable! 4y
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Had a lovely afternoon with real, live Littens! Great blind date swap, lunch and bookshop browsing (we squeezed in 5 stores!). Friendships formed TBR piles got bigger and the sun even came out! #londonlittens #londonmeetup

Tamra So jealous! 4y
julesG Wish I could have been there. Looks like a lot of fun. 4y
Oryx Brilliant! 4y
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bedandabook So good to meet you all, and just sorry I couldn‘t manage the book shop trawl! Can‘t wait to see what you bought. Bookish people are the best. Great fun. @Tamra, it would have been lovely to meet you too 😘 4y
JoScho Love it! What fun 💕 4y
Cinfhen How wonderful #RealLiveLittens 😍😍😍 4y
Tamra @bedandabook 🙌🏾 4y
emilyhaldi Awesome!! 👏🏻 4y
mrozzz How lovely ☺️ 4y
squirrelbrain Sounds like you had a fab time! Hopefully I‘ll make it to the next one....! 4y
DivaDiane Yes! Added some lovely Littens, and several books to my #MountTBR! 😱 4y
LeahBergen Ohhhh! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4y
rockpools What a lovely photo! So sorry to have missed it this time, hopefully next time - and I am SO impressed at the 5-bookshop trail! 📚📚📚 4y
Mitch We called it quits when bags were filled and wallets empty! @RachelO 🤣 4y
rockpools @Mitch Perfect! I'm intrigued by the little pink bags on the table - did you find a bookshop with a pick'n'mix?! 4y
DivineDiana Fantastic! 💗📚💗 4y
Mitch Hi @RachelO - the pink bags are filled with jelly ‘bookworms‘ ! 4y
rockpools @Mitch Of course! 😋 4y
kathedron Glad to hear you had a fantastic time ❤ Five bookshops = potential bankruptcy, so it's probably just as well I wasn't there. 4y
Mitch Hope the workshop went well @River_Voice 4y
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Another awesome Christmas present, this time from my older sister. In my opinion, magnetic bookmarks are the best way to go.

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I'm going to London tomorrow. Is there any book store I just must visit? In terms of touristy stuff I'm thinking Tower of London and something Jack the Ripperish. Sounds good? I'm going with my best friend who usually grants me one museum per travel. (I've never been to London.)

Libby1 Daunt Books in Marylebone is beautiful. Also, the Waterstones in Trafalgar Square is wonderful. I‘m going to London Thursday, too! Have a great time! 5y
ferskner The bookstore/giftshop at the British Library is fabulous. 5y
emilyhaldi Persephone Bookstore ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
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Reviewsbylola Yes Persephone for sure! 5y
TrishB Foyles 5y
julesG Persephone, Foyles, Daunt, Skoob/Books (Russell Square/The Brunswick) 5y
JaclynW Tower of London is so great! Enjoy your time! 5y
CouronneDhiver British Library for sure! I went there a few months ago for the first time since childhood. At the time, I had a mixed reaction but my experience has grown on me. Hubby and I are going back next year! Our favourite museum-style attraction was HMS Belfast. Have fun!!! 5y
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When you go to a foreign country, you also go to foreign bookstores! The three that we were in today were all HUGE and awesome!

OSChamberlain Super jelly!! 5y
julesG Foyles!!!! 5y
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When I think of #travel I think of London, my favorite place in the world. Here are a just few of the books I have that are set in London. These are all nonfiction. I probably have more novels set in London than any other place so I don't have room to share those in one post! #sizzlinsummerbooks @Tiffy_Reads

Mariposa_Bookworm London is my favorite place as well! It's such a beautiful city. 5y
Ms.Story My favourite too!!! Such a great place to visit!! 5y
rubyslippersreads ❤️ the cover of The Spirit of London. It looks like the same artist as the lovely postcard @RachelO sent me. 😍 5y
rockpools @rubyslippersreads The card was an old railway poster - I don't know if they were all the same artist, but lots were done in that style. 5y
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Sending love to London, my favorite city in the world #London

Ms.Story 💔 5y
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Okay this sounds fun! So here we go in case anyone is curious 😛 #meetthelittans
1. Originally from Essex- not London :o
2. That's a tough one can I do tip 3? What the hell #wutheringheights
#witchesabroad #the northern lights
3. Ummm Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter
4. The Labyrinth!
5. Doctor Who naturally
6. Probably David Bowie
7. Green
8. Fantasy
9. Bookshop/freelance writer in London
10. 2 dogs 🐶

JanuarieTimewalker13 Bowie❤️ 5y
rohit-sawant Love Wuthering Heights! Also, Bowie! 5y
Laura317 Doctor Who!! Yaass! 5y
BillBlume Love all of your answers here. Especially for Doctor Who! 5y
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I know commuting can be a right pain in the arse but is this not taking things a little far? #justanotherdayinLondon

mllemay 😂😂😂 keeps life interesting, that's for sure!! 6y
Ellen I love moments like that, the sublime oddities you only see in big cities 6y
MayJasper 😨 6y
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MayJasper I bet that hurts 6y
LeahBergen 😂😂 6y
julesG This guy is soooo cool. 6y
TheLondonBookworm @mllemay 😂😂 exactly! 6y
TheLondonBookworm @Ellen Well said! It's also the reaction of people which is mostly huh? That's cool and them move straight on 😂😂😂 6y
TheLondonBookworm @Mayjasper 😂😂 he seemed pretty happy! 6y
TheLondonBookworm @LeahBergen 👍👍😂😂😂 6y
TheLondonBookworm @julesG Right!!??? Hahah 6y
Ellen @TheLondonBookworm Exactly. I once watched a man on the NYC subway croon a lullaby to his plate of takeaway sushi, and all the NYers around him were like "eh, whatever" 6y
MrBook Well, now. He needs better clothing for it though. 5y
TheLondonBookworm @MrBook true dat a bowler hat at the very least 5y
MrBook The very least 😉👍🏻. 5y
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We are not afraid.

KarenUK 💗💗💗 6y
Sue 💙❤💙❤💙❤💙 6y
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saresmoore ❤️🙏 6y
cariashley ❤❤ 6y
Bibliogeekery ❤️ 6y
LauraBeth 💕💕 6y
Redwritinghood 💕💕 6y
LeahBergen ❤❤❤❤ 6y
Lmstraubie 💙💚💛💜 6y
moranadatter ❤️💙❤️💙 6y
Hooked_on_books 🙌🏼🙌🏼 6y
scripturient ❤❤❤❤ 6y
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Unless I'm interested in its content, I will not buy a book based solely on the cover. However, these covers happen to be simply beautiful AND set in England.❤📚#judgedbyitscover #marchintoreading

TheLondonBookworm I think I fall into all of those categories for Londoners 😂😂 6y
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@scripturient Map of the possible stores you can visit on the day! http://media.wix.com/ugd/6537c0_e02d3e68331e46c396a18899d86f0953.pdf
Also there on the same link is a suggested routes PDF that hopefully will help! Also open to anyone else who is about and just fancies popping along for a bookish day :) I hope this helps because it's really quite confusing 😂

scripturient Hahahaha, thanks! That is an ... ahem, interesting interpretation of a map. 😂 They also have a list of participating shops and the discounts they offer on the webpage. Gee, I actually signed up now just to take advantage of a 10% discount at Foyles and a free book at Daunt Books. 🤣🤣 6y
TheLondonBookworm Wait free book??? Okay gotta find that now 😂😂😂 6y
julesG @scripturient Okay, now I need to check what bookish events there are when I get to the big city (in July). 6y
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scripturient @TheLondonBookworm I got another email this morning with 'more' info - well, not really but it did have a list of shops and the famous ID card. :) Looking forward tomorrow- except to the fact that I gotta get up at 4:30 to catch my flight. 😴 6y
TheLondonBookworm @scripturient oh I think I already have that! :) I can't wait! Hope you have a good flight :) I don't know where to start though... thoughts? 6y
scripturient @TheLondonBookworm Hmm, guess it depends on how many you want to cover. :) I'll be doing touristy stuff in the morning (Westminster Abbey, boat to Tower Bridge, etc) and will hit the shops in the West End (Waterstones, Hatchards etc) around noon, I think. Daunt Books I'm keeping for the afternoon when we plan to visit the Sherlock Holmes Museum. :) Hahaha, I'm so German - such efficient planning. 🤣🤣🤣🙈🙈 6y
TheLondonBookworm @scripturient haha that sounds amazing!! I'm going to be starting In the south quite early so I can get those done before heading into the city centre :) I'll be watching my Litsy feed so let me know when your about in central and I'll try and be there around midday! Would be so much fun to meet up with a fellow litten!! 6y
scripturient @thelondonbookworm Ok, I'm on the 15 to Trafalgar Square right now. Will be going to Waterstones in Picadilly in approx half an hour or so. Wanna meet up and get a cuppa or something? 😊 6y
TheLondonBookworm @scripturient I'm currently on my way to oxfam Bloomsbury then LRB I feel like there must be one in the middle somewhere? 6y
scripturient Foyles? 😃 6y
TheLondonBookworm @scripturient Been there 😂 Daunt is my next stop is that somewhere you're heading? 6y
scripturient Yes, but not before this afternoon. :( Guess I could come up there next. Just gotta be back at Trafalgar Square at three. 😊 6y
scripturient At Daunt's now and gee, I gotta recharge my phone. 😂 6y
TheLondonBookworm @scripturient does now count as afternoon? Hehe I'm in Daunt currently 6y
TheLondonBookworm @scripturient no kidding?? Where hehe 6y
Eyelit That's amazing! I'm saving that list for that day in the future that I find myself in London again 😍 6y
TheLondonBookworm @Eyelit I didn't even get around half of them! Keeping the list for next weekend :) 6y
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6y
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Ok, I finally did sign up for the #LondonBookshopCrawl. I'm not gonna do a guided tour and will only manage to hit a few of the shops but I didn't want to miss out on all the extra discounts. 😊 @TheLondonBookworm Did you get another email after the Eventbrite one? It says on the page they'd send an ID card and a list? 🤔

Laura317 Please post photos! 6y
TheLondonBookworm I've found a map and some links on the website :) but it's all a tad confusing! I think you need the Id for discounts but I don't know where you get it... 6y
scripturient @TheLondonBookworm Yes, I think it says on the webpage that they'll send these things around tomorrow. We'll see what happens. My poor mum, I'll be dragging her around town, repeatedly saying 'Oooh, mind if I dash in here for a sec?' 😂 6y
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scripturient @Laura317 Trust me, I'm going to spam Litsy with tons of London pictures this weekend. 😉😂 6y
Lindy Bring on the London photos! 6y
Lmstraubie Can't wait to see the pictures to experience it vicariously 🤓 6y
Dragon 👍 6y
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Well this is now my plan for next Saturday! Thanks to @MrBook for pointing it out to me (apparently I've been out of the loop!) more info on twitter and free tickets on Event Brite 📚📚📚📚 anyone else who feels like going drop me a line we can make up our own little Litsy group for the #Londonbookshopcrawl #london #londonreads

MrBook We expect lots of #LitsyPhotoOp pictures ☺️👍🏻. 6y
MrBook And congratulations on passing 30,000 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻!!!! 6y
KarenUK I wish I was home in London for this 😢 6y
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TrishB I wish!! Enjoy 😀 6y
TheLondonBookworm @KarenUK booo wish you could come! :) Maybe your town has one? 6y
TheLondonBookworm @TrishB hehe thanks!!! :) 6y
TheLondonBookworm @MrBook I will endeavour to take lots! Heheheh thaaanks 😊😊 I didn't catch it on the exact moment but excited! 🙂🙂 I love this place 💙❤️💙❤️💙❤️ 6y
Itchyfeetreader Rubbish - am on hols ! 6y
Lmstraubie This looks wonderful! I'm just on the wrong continent! 6y
Emilyrjones22 I thought nothing could make me want to live in London more...until this!! Sounds like heaven. 6y
Born.A.Reader Ohh I would LOVE to go!! Alas, I'm across the pond, as it were... 6y
erzascarletbookgasm How fun it would be! Wish I can be there! 6y
LeahBergen Sigh. 6y
TheLondonBookworm @Itchyfeetreader aw next timeee :) 6y
TheLondonBookworm @Lmstraubie aw shame maybe they have one on yours too! 6y
TheLondonBookworm @Emilyrjones22 heheh well I think it's the best place in the world but I'm definitely biased! 😂 6y
TheLondonBookworm @Born.A.Reader nooo well maybe next time 😊😊 6y
TheLondonBookworm @erzascarletbookgasm I'm excited 🙂🙂 6y
TheLondonBookworm @LeahBergen ☺️☺️☺️ 6y
scripturient I'm in London on Sat!!!! BUT I'm there with my mom so I gotta do the tourist thingy. I do intend to hit a few bookshops though (Waterstones Picadilly, Daunt Books, Forbidden Planet, and anything that crosses my path 😂). I'll be looking out for you. :) 6y
Eyelit That sounds awesome!! 6y
TheLondonBookworm @scripturient That's amaze!!!! You'll have so much fun ☺️☺️keep your eyes open for a huge group of bookish people with arms filled with books! ☺️☺️☺️❤️❤️❤️ 6y
TheLondonBookworm @Eyelit I can't wait! ☺️ 6y
scripturient @TheLondonBookworm I will. Do you have a kind of timetable or itinerary for the crawl? Maybe we can time it and meet up for a quick chat. Then you can point out all those amazing London novels to me. 😃 6y
TheLondonBookworm @scripturient That would be amazing! I'd love it :) there is definitely a map/suggested itinerary but I have not printed it yet. Gimmie a mo and I will find it and post it on here :) 6y
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To all of our #London Litsyans, I found this via Twitter and thought you'd definitely be interested in this event. Tickets are free, and the organizer said 1,000 have already been accounted for. @TheLondonBookworm , would you be able to spread the word to everyone on here in the general vicinity? #BookEvents

TheLondonBookworm Omg yes!! Thanks so much for pointing it out I would have totally missed this otherwise :) all signed up hopefully will find some Littens will joint me in a fun book trawl around London Town!!! 6y
zsuzsanna_reads Registered! 6y
kspenmoll Tell us across the ocean all about it! ❤📚 6y
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mcipher That is so cool!! We need some US bookshop crawls. 😘 6y
bedandabook I'm in London, but I'm not well enough to join in! A great idea, though. 6y
scripturient Wha wha what???? I'm in London on Saturday. 😍 6y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 6y
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Hi Littens! I'm visiting a friend in London for two weeks in March, and any help figuring out some good literary destinations to visit would be great! I've been twice before, so I really would like to see some things off the beaten path this time! 🇬🇧

Sue I'm sure @TheLondonBookworm will have some suggestions 😊 6y
TheLondonBookworm Yes! Always ☺☺ what have you already seen? The London book review shop is pretty cool, or Hatchards? 6y
KafkaKitten @TheLondonBookworm Thanks for the tip! Seems cool 😁 I've seen basically everything super touristy, and I've been to a lot of the literary grave sites at Westminster Abbey and Highgate. I was thinking of checking out the Fitzroy Tavern to drink with Orwell this time too 😜 6y
TheLondonBookworm @KafkaKitten oooh that sounds fun! Depending when your coming I'd check out some of the book shop events, they're usually super cheap or free :) daunt books had some good ones or Piccadilly Waterstones! Charing Cross road has some cute second hand book stores or go to Persephone books near Covent Garden, the French house in soho or Brompton cemetery is cool If that's your thing :) 6y
KafkaKitten @TheLondonBookworm Thanks so much for all the suggestions! My friend that I'm visiting is a huge bookworm too so we'll both have a blast I'm sure! Also yeah, Brompton is on my list of London cemeteries I need to see 😂 I have an odd fascination with them, and vacations are the perfect time to indulge! 💀👻 6y
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Ok Londoners! I am invading in 15 days... tell what bookshops and bookish places I need to visit!!

MrBook Can I come? I think I could fit in your overheard compartment bag 😁. I won't make a peep, I promise! 6y
scripturient Definitely Hatchards! :) 6y
Merethebookgal Touring The Globe Theatre was awesome! I'm sure there's tons of Dickens-type things you could visit, but I didn't have time. I stopped by 221B Baker Street to take a pic, but the Sherlock Holmes museum was already closed (though I read wishy-washy reviews on it.) If you like Harry Potter, I did a walking tour that was cool (toursformuggles.com) and going to the Harry Potter studio outside of London was amazing!! 6y
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TheLondonBookworm How exciting 😄 I hope you love it here. I'm gonna rattle off a bunch of places that I think you'd love :) so the British Library is a must, Shakespeare's Globe, Waterstones by Picadilly Circus, all the book stores down by Charing Cross, Daunt books in Marlybone, Liberia on Brick Lane, The Brompton or Highgate Cemetary (bit odd but fascinating and beautiful places) the whole of Soho, forbidden planet in the Seven Dials... 6y
Merethebookgal I didn't get to stop by many book shops, but I did have afternoon tea in the basement of a book shop across the street from the British Museum called Tea and Tattle (teaandtattle.com). It wasn't the fanciest tea room, but the tea and food was very good! (Make a reservation, though, because it's a small tea room that fills up.) 6y
TheLondonBookworm Literary London – quirkywriters
https://quirkywriters.wordpress.com/2016/08/01/literary-london/ I wrote a blog post a while back with some bits :) house of Mina Lima in Soho has a marauders map floor!!!
Eyelit I'm not from London - but have to plug Persephone Books! Cute shop and great books. 😃 6y
BookMusings Thanks SO much everyone! @TheLondonBookworm @Merethebookgal @scripturient @Eyelit so many places to see 😍😍 6y
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Ok Londoners! I am invading in 15 days... tell what bookshops and bookish places I need to visit!!


Ok Londoners! I am invading in 15 days... tell what bookshops and bookish places I need to visit!!

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Pretty self explanatory 🤓 #minimalisticcovers #augustphotochallenge

Megabooks I don't think they left anything out 6y
802Librarian @Ebooksandcooks Nope! That pretty much nailed it 6y
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Fun Friday photo: I like to read books set in certain places. These shelves are Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, and Germany. I have a whole shelf of Southern fiction in the other room. @Liberty