Bookshops

Let’s just admit it: the French are simply better than us

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Let’s admit it: the French do so many things better than us

Why I’ve cancelled my signing at an anti-Trump bookshop

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Why I’ve cancelled my signing at an anti-Trump bookshop

5th View isn’t a restaurant. It isn’t even a good café

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Eating on the top floor of Europe’s biggest bookshop should be a pleasure. Not so

A bookseller’s guide to book thieves

5 March 2016 9:00 am

At my shop, it seems to be everyone from students to organised professional gangs

What you’re missing now that you don’t read this in print

15 November 2014 9:00 am

The internet is a frighteningly efficient place for hunter-gathering – but the pleasures of undirected browsing are harder to find online

The unexpected joys of working while pregnant

8 November 2014 9:00 am

‘You are like my cat.’ So I was told when eight-and-a-half months pregnant, just before going on maternity leave from…

Real life: buying books before it’s too late

1 June 2013 9:00 am

As well as buying vinyl records, I have begun collecting three-dimensional books constructed of paper that you hold in your…

The birth of the Walking Book Club

9 March 2013 9:00 am

How I came to run a book club on Hampstead Heath – and why it works