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Why second-hand bookshops are just my type

'why second-hand bookshops are just my type' - theodore dalrymple, 2012 [telegraph culture article; 'as bookshops are displaced by the internet, the author of a new work on serendipity describes the joys of delving in dusty shelves']

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WILD & HOMELESS BOOKS, Bookstore, South St, Bridport, W Dorset, ENGLAND ... ... “SECOND HAND BOOKS are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.” - Virginia Wolf.

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Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures

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Barter Books, Alnwick, Northumbria, England - I'd love to wander in a bookstore like this!

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Physical Features of Scotland

Leakey’s Bookshop, Church Street, Inverness, Scotland. It's Scotland’s largest secondhand bookshop and it's been housed for the last 20 years in the old Gaelic Church (1793) | Photo by wjharrison

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10 of the best: Secondhand bookshops

THE BOOK SHOP in Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway, SCOTLAND. Scotland's biggest second-hand ­bookshop... a mile of ­shelving holds books on all subjects and prices. There are sofas in the gallery and good coffee... ­Customers tend to spend hours ­browsing...

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This is so true. Some of my favourite books have been found in second-hand bookshops or charity shops.

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10 of the best: Secondhand bookshops

Housed in an old disused railway station in Alnwick, Northumberland...Barter Books is the best second-hand bookshop ever (fact!)

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Occupying a magnificient Victorian railway station, in the heart of Northumberland, Barter Books is one of Europe's largest second hand bookstores

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