21
Nov
15

train junkies/21

P1180353Today MeinMann went back to York and here I am with a picture of the station! I always buy books knowing that one day they will come in handy. And a guide on Northern England Railways, which I bought at Waterstone’s on a warm May late afternoon in Soho is now located at “Home – Leeds Subsidiary”.

I remember the day…I was staying in a beautiful hotel not far from the British Museum, and after the end of my meetings, on a sunny late afternoon, I embarked on a casual stroll. I asked and asked…no bookstore in sight in Central London. Incredible. I had to venture, in heels and tights and that day turned out to be a good day for sandals and bare legs, well beyond Lincoln Inn Fields and on to the Theater District. There a big Waterstone’s still resisted.

Huge bookstore, not my favorite, but totally inspirted by the Great British Railway Journeys I bought a couple of books on England and its trains and economic history.

Since then I have been sticking to Daunts books, the Piccadilly, Marylebone and St Pancras outlets. There I feel at home. No tea towels (or at least not too many) and passionate book sellers. Like the one of Filigrane in Brussels, who had to shut shop today.


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