Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Freedom from the Chains

Former Canadian crime reporter Jeremy Mercer has selected his top ten bookshops in the world. He seems to have missed mine, but This Ain't The Rosedale Library made the list, so that's cool. From this article in the Guardian:
Bookstores are sanctuaries. Places to lose yourself, escape the harsh demands of daily life, find new ways to dream and new sources of inspiration. I love all booksellers; anybody who helps spread the word is doing noble work. But my favourite bookstores are the small eccentric independents run by passionate and usually slightly mad book lovers. These are some of the best.

So for those travelling hither and yon, here's a way to unshackle thyself from the chain stores.

1 comment:

fatcitizen said...

Hey Carol!

Long time no chat. I went to school with Mercer (the ole drunk) and am surprised he didn't write a book about his 10 favourite bars...

Thanks for the link.