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 …

The Second Shelf: A Feminist Bookshop About Rare Books, First Editions, and Future Classics in Soho

The Second Shelf: A Feminist Bookshop About Rare Books, First Editions, and Future Classics in Soho

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A N Devers, a writer and an arts journalist based in London, started an online store about feminist rare books, first editions, and manuscripts, and plans to open a bookshop in Soho.     Image Via The Second Shelf     Devers came to the idea of “The Second Shelf” in 2014, and since then she aimed to become an official “bookwoman” to balance the bookselling markets. In her interview at Guardian, Devers mentioned how the word “bookman” not only generalizes the concept of what we think of the people collecting books, but also dominates the whole book retailing process. This occurs in …