Bookspot of the Week: Libreria

Bookspot of the Week: Libreria

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It’s Bookspot time! Welcome back to bookspot of the week, where we have a chance to speak with amazing bookstores to quite frankly show them off. And if you didn’t know about them, now you do! This week we spoke with Lloyd Sowerbutts, the manager of a bookshop in London called, Libreria, it can be found at 65 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5JP.     How did your bookstore transition from concept to reality? Libreria was conceived as a way for customers to discover new voices and ideas, which wouldn’t be easy in a conventionally merchandised bookshop, or internet retailer’s …

Bookspot of the Week: The Ripped Bodice

Bookspot of the Week: The Ripped Bodice

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Lovers of love, rejoice! This week we spoke with romance book store The Ripped Bodice co-owner Leah, all the way from sunny Culver City, California. Trying to hold back my jealousy that they’re quarantining with both beautiful weather and endless loads of books… How did your bookstore transition from concept to reality? Our journey began on Kickstarter in 2015 where we raised 91k to start our store.  image via @therippedbodice Instagram What do you feel is unique to your bookstore? Well, we are one of only two romance focused bookstores in the Northern Hemisphere, so that’s pretty unique already… but we …

Bookspot of the Week: Ironbridge Bookshop

Bookspot of the Week: Ironbridge Bookshop

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The best day of the week is back, bookworms! This time, we sat down (virtually, of course) with Megan Prince, owner of the Ironbridge Bookshop in Shropshire, UK. This place is anything but minimalist, so if you like rainbows, trinkets, and endless rows of books, read on!   image via @theironbridgebookshop How did your bookstore transition from concept to reality? I’ve owned the shop for a little over five years now, but it’s been a bookshop for about ten. I worked there from the age of thirteen and always wanted to have my own bookshop someday. The previous owner moved on as …