"When in the chronicle of wasted time / I see descriptions of the fairest wights, / And beauty making beautiful old rime, / In praise of ladies dead and lovely knights"
- William Shakespeare, Sonnet 106
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Intelligently run independent bookshops have a future. I've no doubt about that.. We have at least two in the Scottish Borders , one in Selkirk and the other in St Boswell’s, which are a pleasure to visit, precisely because they are run by people who combine an interest in books and literature with an interest in their customers and an awareness of their tastes. Without such interest and awareness, few bookshops will be long for this world.