Today, I visited Marlow in Bucks where the town was buzzing with life as people were enjoying the abundance of independent shops. One of these was The Marlow Bookshop, a real gem of a ‘brilliant bookshop’, found on Spittal Street.
The shop was bustling with customers browsing the wonderful array of books on offer. As is my wont, I headed for the children’s section where there was a lovely, tempting display of festive books. I was delighted to lay my hands on a copy of ‘Sammy Claws’ amongst some other treats. The picture book section was well laid out and open with a lovely selection of books on offer. Parents and their children were cuddled up, selecting and sharing books- it sounds as if Father Christmas is going to be very bust delivering books in Bucks this Christmas!
Round the corner were the books for older children. Here too, a tempting range of beautiful non-fiction titles, poetry and fiction are beautifully laid out on the shelves. Children were searching for all manner of books- Percy Jackson, Brightstorm, How Winston Saved Christmas- to name a few and the staff were knowledgeable and helpful.
A very attractive classics section included some of the lovely cloth bound classics series which I covet so deeply! The history section was another highlight- a good range of periods and countries! Whatever book you’re looking for, this is a bookshop you will find it in- or if it’s not there, the very helpful staff will quickly order it for you. A brilliant bookshop well worth a visit!