Monday, June 11, 2012

The Book Barge

A floating bookshop will be high up on many readers' list of ideal shedlike atmospheres in which to work. The Book Barge is exactly that, an entirely refurbished 57ft narrowboat which is moored at Barton Marina, Staffordshire, and run by Sarah Henshaw whose business ethic is inspired by the slow food movement. As she says: "We hope to promote a less hurried and harried lifestyle of idle pleasures, cups of tea, conversation, culture and, of course, curling up with an incomparably good Book Barge purchase."

The stock is a mix of general new and secondhand which Sarah says have been carefully selected to offer a quality alternative to high street bestseller lists including specialist sections exploring topical issues, titular oddities and travel ephemera. There is also a personal bibliotherapy service, book club and a section on the web site where you can buy pleasant literary lairs. The nicest touch is that if you live within bicyling distance, they pedal your book to you personally. And they also have a unique dinghy delivery service... Well worth a browse. -------------------------------------------------------------------------
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  1. Anonymous1:59 PM

    Really good enterprise.
    Wish we were on their route.

  2. Wow , best book shop that I have seen in years, what a brilliant idea.