Book Shopping

Today I felt like visiting a bookshop I hadn’t been to before, so I took a trip to Foyles at the Westfield shopping centre in Stratford. I’ve been past the centre before, on the way to the Olympic Park, but never ventured inside – wandering around shops that are not bookshops is not my idea of a leisure activity. It was worth the trip though, the Foyles is a lovely shop. It’s a decent size (although a fraction of the size of the Charing Cross Road shop), with a good range of both kids’ and adult fiction on the ground floor. I exhibited no willpower whatsoever and came home with two picture books, one YA novel, a reworked fairy tale and a Booker longlist title.

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