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
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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!
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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Thank you all so much for continuing to support us.
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
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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