Those tube history books in the last photo look completely enthralling.
Lack of bookshelf space is the only thing that keeps me from taking all of them home. Well, that, and it's more fun to go back to Foyles and read one at a time.
Charing Cross Road is the place for you when you visit London.
Oh yeah. The place where I got the chicken tikka on your mission is about two blocks away.
That series is like porn to the anal-retentive in me.
Oh, look how it all matches and would sit neatly on my bookshelves.
Shiny rainbow candy-like books. Mmm, lickable.
That was biblio-tastic. I think that last photo was the money shot.
Forget the Library of Congress classification system. It's time to start sorting books by color.
best bookstore ever!
i love these photos,
they make me so happy to see.
I'm sorry we didn't get to explore the rest of it while you were here. Guess you'll have to come back.
*cleans drool off desk*
Er. So. When I finally manage to visit, you're at least giving me directions there, right? Nnnnnnnnnngh.
Uh, I never miss an opportunity to go to Foyles. I'll give you directions, but I'm most likely to attempt to escort you there myself. :-P
Mmmm, five floors of booksess, we loves it.
An entire archeology section...sigh...
You can lose days in there. I have.
Have you read "King Rat" by China Mieville? It's his contribution to the "Underground London" genre of fiction. I enjoyed it. He's got a thing for trains and stations....I'd mention others but they are more well known.
Yes, I have. "Neverwhere" is usually the Underground book that most people seem to think of straightaway, as I think it's a bit more accessible than "King Rat," but I like them both.
Yeah, that's what I meant, Neil Gaiman is a bit more popular, so I thought I'd skip to my favorite author....
2005-04-30 00:54 (UTC)
candy books. yummmmm m!
it has been too long since i have just spent hours in a bookstore...
This one has free wireless access and a cafe. I'm afraid to bring my laptop there. I'd never leave.
2005-04-30 12:48 (UTC)
mmmm... i need more photos of the peoples inside!
..i happened to read the comment next, & it is funny, when i was reading the post, the shoppe i was reminded of was, in fact, powells. when i lived in portland i would just daze around there. i met some fantastic loons in there, to be sure!
Wonderful. You'd like Powell's in Portland, OR. you need a map to navigate its irregular layout and half levels. And there's an espresso bar in there in case you get really lost and need sustenance.
Yes! I loved Powell's when I was living in Washington. My parents used to drive down there on my breaks when I was in high school and I'd spend most of the day in Powell's while they went shopping elsewhere.
1. It seems likely that one must have been in London long enough to use the Tube to truly appreciate the contents of the latter picatures.
2. Foyle's is awe-inspiring. Side note: 5th Ave. Books expanded, with an additional room in the back for the genre fiction (well, SFF, horror & mystery). It is now competing with Adams Ave. Books. To which I will drag the quasi-infamous D. (BTW, you'd like him, really, you would -- he's One of Us) soon enough.