South Kensington Books, London

Book sale now in South Kensington Books

Book sale now in South Kensington Books

This morning I had to go to Imperial College in London, where I have a collaborator. Since I arrived early to South Kensington station, I stopped by the South Kensington Books. I have always walked along, but without time to go in. And today I had a really nice surprise.

The bookshop, although not being big, has quite a big catalogue of books. Apart from fiction books, it has really nice sections of arts, history, fashion, cookery and science among others.  The children area is also quite big and has a wide range of titles.

In their webpage you can order books and buy e-books (I will have to talk about the sale of e-books at some point). Right now they are on sales and you can find really nice offers.

This very nice bookshop is located in Thurloe Street, and it’s a very good option if you are in the area, or if you are visiting some of the museums.

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Brick Lane Bookshop

If you have been in London on a Sunday, and you haven’t been in Brick Lane Market you are missing one of the most original markets. A market to find almost all kinds of food, mixed with vintage clothes. Sometimes it could be a bit too crowded, but in one of the corners, you can find one of my favourites bookshops in London.

Sign of the Bookshop in Brick Lane

Sign of the Bookshop in Brick Lane

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My dream bookshop

For a long time I dreamed to open a bookshop, where I could read most of the books and recommend them to my clients. Actually, if I didn’t like science so much, I would really do it. I spent some time thinking about what should it have and how should it look like. My dream bookshop would have three different big sections, fiction, non-fiction and children.

What about putting this seat in the dream bookshop? Picture from http://www.dsgnr.cl/

What about putting this seat in the dream bookshop? Picture from http://www.dsgnr.cl/

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Harvard Book Store, Cambridge, USA

la foto 3After being in the conference I told you about, me and my boyfriend spent a week visiting Boston. One of the first things we did was to walk to Cambridge, to visit the MIT (he is an engineer and is in love with what they do there), and Harvard (as a biologist myself it was a must). For the ones who had been in Boston, we walked to Cambridge from the center of Boston, in a very hot and humid day. That’s why we visited almost every shop in our way, especially in the bookshops. We went to the university bookshop, visited the MIT museum, found a game shop and when we were almost in Harvard Square we found this nice bookshop: Harvard Book Store    Continue reading