Books Coffee Talk

If We Were Having Coffee In A Bookshop In Real Life

6th October 2018

If we were having coffee, I’d say it’s Bookshop Day here in the UK.

There are no real accessible bookshops around here so I wanted to do something different today. Please share a link to your favorite indie bookstore, or a bookish post on your blog, or a book you’re reading, or one you wrote, or a binge-worthy blog post (about anything) you want to share.

Imagine comfy seats, being surrounded by stacks of books, time with your best friends, and even a resident bookshop cat, if that’s your thing.

The coffee’s on…

Coffee shot taken by me, not recently.

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  • Reply Janet Givens 6th October 2018 at 1:43 pm

    I love indie bookstores. I’ve gotten some of my best writing done sitting in them. Here’s a link to my current favorite Indie, Green Mountain Books & Prints, whose owner, Kim Crady-Smith, has been so supportive of my work.

    Great idea, Lorna.

    • Reply Lorna 6th October 2018 at 2:11 pm

      Thanks, Janet! And that looks like a wonderful place. The painting of it is so inviting.

  • Reply TammyB 6th October 2018 at 1:49 pm

    I love bookstores…I love you made the coffee talk in a bookstore too. I would like to borrow that idea for my next post!

    • Reply Lorna 6th October 2018 at 2:00 pm

      You can, but I didn’t come with it. If we were having coffee is a tag that a bunch of bloggers use. And I don’t link up every weekend, but #weekendcoffeeshare is also a thing.

      • Reply TammyB 6th October 2018 at 2:32 pm

        Weekend coffee share I have done! I love the bookstore angle

  • Reply Rowena 6th October 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Hi Lorna,
    Sorry you couldn’t find an accessible bookshop to celebrate. I have an auto-immune disease which affects my muscles and while I don’t use a wheelchair, I do have mobility issues. Our local MP Liesl Tesch is a Paralympian This is really exciting for raising awareness of disability and she is holding local events to support the cause. I recently attended the launch of Wheeleasy which might interest you:
    I am currently reading “Tree” by David Suzuki and Wayne Grady. I’ve managed to get halfway and haven’t touched it for a week and need to get back to it. I have also recently re-read Macbeth as my son is studying it at school.
    Best wishes,

    • Reply Lorna 6th October 2018 at 2:34 pm

      Hi Rowena, I’ve missed your comments!

      I’m used to the inaccessibility. One of the reasons we are moving.

      I don’t like Shakespeare, but I appreciate the retellings. Have you read If We Were Villains?

      • Reply Rowena 6th October 2018 at 4:18 pm

        I haven’t read it. I did a quick Google search and it looks good. Do you recommend it? I like what could be described as psychological thrillers which get into the minds of the characters. People fascinate and intrigue me.

        • Reply Lorna 6th October 2018 at 4:25 pm

          I don’t mention stuff I wouldn’t recommend, ha! So, yes. The police procedural element is quiet, but the character study is brilliant.

  • Reply Darlene 6th October 2018 at 4:01 pm

    I love your virtual bookstore. How about a giveaway? There is only one day left in this giveaway so grab a coffee or tea and enter. It only takes a minute or two.

  • Reply Stephanie 6th October 2018 at 4:29 pm

    I’m part of the launch team for The Brave Art of Motherhood. It’s chamging my life in such an amazing way. The book releases Tuesday 10/8, but I’m running a giveaway!

  • Reply byrnewithme 6th October 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Bookstores are like a second home to me, it’s the place I go when things are getting too much for me. I have a few posts about books and reading but my most recent is this guide to the independent bookstores in Seattle, a book lover’s dream!

    • Reply Lorna 6th October 2018 at 6:57 pm

      I LOVE Seattle. I visited for three weeks and basically pretended I lived there.

  • Reply Susanne Swanson 6th October 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Here’s my favorite bookstore, in my college town of Bellingham; in historic old Fairhaven. Well worth a visit if you’re in the neighborhood!

  • Reply sarah9188 6th October 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Can I do both? 🙂 🙂

    So, I had to share my favorite book store – which is called Tribeca. It was in my college town back in Wisconsin, and it’s where my friends and I met off campus to drink coffee, use their wi-fi, and study. It was also the place that my now husband and I spent time together while we were dating and engaged. We’d bring some board games and hang out in their cool upstairs area and spend hours together. I’m not sure that I bought too many books from them, but I bought so much coffee and tea. Good times.

    I also recently wrote a blog post about how if I could change reality, I would change how people treat library books, so I think that kind of fits in here.

  • Reply HistorianRuby 6th October 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Here’s a post I wrote in August – I love sitting in coffee shops with my laptop and writing – I haven’t been in a coffee shop that’s also a bookshop in a while, I must change that . . .

    Thanks for the opportunity to share my post 🙂

  • Reply The Avid Reader 7th October 2018 at 6:20 pm

    It’s really annoying that you have problems with access in your local bookshop. I use a mobility scooter to get around and, although my local bookshop has automatic doors to get in, the place is so crammed with books, it’s hard to get around.

    I’ve just launched a new book blog, called ‘The Avid Book Reviewer’. Feel free to come along and say hi!

  • Reply notebooksandglasses 8th October 2018 at 7:16 am

    I could spend all day in a book shop. Or a library. Love this idea in your blog.

    Here’s my 10 favourite non-fiction books which I published on my blog a while back

    The book I’m reading at the moment is ‘Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah’s Knight. It’s funny and educational. I’m learning a lot from it.

  • Reply achildof 8th October 2018 at 6:54 pm

    I adore book stores but haven’t spend time in one like I used too in years. I don’t write about books as am pushing myself to write one. I would like to share my favourite author for her ability to have me laughing in such an unladylike way – the crying snorting hope you don’t fart or pee kind of laugh- in public even on my third read of her books. This series helped me through many a rough patch giving me the laugh I needed to carry on. Janet Evanocich – One for the Money right through book 17! The Stephanie Plum to the series. Happy thanksgiving from Canada 🙂

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