For the Love of Bookshops came into the world in March 2011. It has always been a catch-all for my explorations into the world of books, independent bookstores and book culture. It continues to be that, but it’s now many other things now. Back in 2011, I was seriously looking into the possibility of opening my own independent bookstore, and so this space was the virtual cork board where I gathered thoughts on the industry, visual inspiration for my store, and where I reviewed books and championed indie bookstores by featuring as many shops as I could visit. I still do all those things. I still haven’t written off the possibility of still owning my own indie one day (though, these days, I’m leaning more toward a magic bookmobile), it’s just that for now I’m enjoying supporting them with my dollar and studying them from afar.
I write about other things on this space, too: balcony gardening, my travels, family, food I cook and eat, and anything I find to be eye-catching or pretty. So stay awhile. Have a look around and tell me what you think. Or, even better, tell me what you’re reading. And thanks for stopping by.
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