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Word on the Water

A floating bookshop, great books, friendly dog, warm stove, poetry slams and live music on our roof stage. Now shipping books to UK and worldwide. 💚

King's Cross, London

Joined on 13 July, 2011

http://www.wordonthewater.co.uk

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Replying to @LdnBkshopCrawl: Thurs 11th we'll be spotlighting bookshops who've adapted in new ways over the last year along with 5 Quick Things vide…

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Thurs 11th we'll be spotlighting bookshops who've adapted in new ways over the last year along with 5 Quick Things videos and hopefully a bookshop tour! On Youtube at 7.30pm I'll be talking to @wordonthewater about Bookselling in a Pandemic!
#LondonBookshopCrawl

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The first progressive step for a mind overwhelmed by the strangeness of things is to realize that this feeling of strangeness is shared with all men and that human reality, in its entirety, suffers from the distance which separates it from the rest of the universe. ~Albert Camus

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Replying to @girlnextshore: @AnyAmountBooks @LdnBkshopCrawl @JohnSandoe @LibreriaLondon @SkoobBooks @pagesofhackney @wordonthewater @Hatchards @theb…

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🤞🏼Good luck to all poets nominated for tonight's @tseliotprize!

Tune in at 7PM tonight via @southbankcentre's website to watch the readings and announcement.

In the meantime, we've put all the shortlisted books in one place for ease of browsing.

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@AnyAmountBooks @LdnBkshopCrawl @JohnSandoe @LibreriaLondon @SkoobBooks @pagesofhackney @wordonthewater @Hatchards @thebbookshop @QuintoBookshop @secondshelfbks @PersephoneBooks @alondonbookman PS: I miss browsing your stores.

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This looks fascinating

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ANNOUNCEMENT (please share x)

To make requesting and ordering books quicker and easier, we are migrating our online bookshop here:



To request any book, just search in the bar at the top of the page.

Thank you all so much for continuing to support us.

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Picture not showing up for some reason. So here's us in happier, less locked-down times!

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Thank you to @Iberia_en for featuring us on their list of prettiest and unconventional bookshops. 💚

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Replying to @Ginsbergpoem: @wordonthewater - #BornOnThisDay - Eric Mottram - & on The Allen Ginsberg…

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@wordonthewater - #BornOnThisDay - Eric Mottram - & on The Allen Ginsberg Project

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Replying to @wordonthewater: Wonderful touching piece by the bookbarge's extended family member, @emmarault

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I wanted to catch that poetry, its terse, strange beauty. Most translations have caught meanings in their net, but prosily, letting the beauty slip through. And in poetry, beauty is no ornament; it is the meaning. It is the truth.

Ursula le Guin, on translating the Tao Te Ching

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Meditating's like smoking, you start and you don't really notice anything - then you try to stop and everything seems AWFUL, lol

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This feature by @GasholderLDN made us smile. 💚

Fingers crossed we'll have the live poetry performances back next year.

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Replying to @DoroLef: Last week I read Fresh Air and Empty Streets by Oliver Cable. Bought @wordonthewater. #ChooseBookshops

Just began reading Th…

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Last week I read Fresh Air and Empty Streets by Oliver Cable. Bought @wordonthewater. #ChooseBookshops

Just began reading The Midnight Library by @matthaig1.

What are you #reading and where did you buy the book?

#SupportIndependentbookshops

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Quoted @GuardianBooks

The best children's books of 2020 for all ages

A few ideas

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We're open! Come say hi to Jon and Star and Jazz the parrot, sit by the fire and pick out some Christmas bargains..

..or if you'd rather, annoy Amazon and let us take the stress out of buying presents by visiting our online bookbarge:

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Wonderful touching piece by the bookbarge's extended family member, @emmarault

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