Lovely Bristol bookshop - Bloom & Curll
Shakespeare & Company Bookshop in Paris - one of my favourite places in the world.
Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair is amazing, spent a lovely Saturday with friends checking out the fair at College Green in Bristol :)
Love these Penguin Books! Another one found in Bristol at St Nicholas Market.
Ariel is one of ten books first published by Penguin when they began in 1935.
"There is a drop of ink in the blood of the most natural of us; we are all hybrids, crossed with literature, and Shakespeare is as much the author of our being as either of our parents."
- Israel Zangwill, ‘Without Prejudice’ (1896). Quote found in ‘Looking Glasses and Neverlands’ - Karen Coats.
Beautiful books I found on the souvenir bridges in Paris!
Found this Penguin copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover at Amnesty Books where I volunteer. It is an iconic cover to a book that sparked a lot of controversy. In 1960, to mark the 30th anniversary of D.H. Lawrence’s death, Penguin Books decided to publish seven of D.H. Lawrence’s titles. Included in this list was the unexpurgated edition of Lady Chatterley’s Lover. For having published this book Penguin Books was prosecuted under the new Obscene Publications Act of 1959. Penguin Books was represented at the six-day trial at the Old Bailey by Michael Rubinstein, “the book trade’s lawyer”. On the 2 November 1960, the jury passed a “Not Guilty” verdict. I have not got round to reading it yet, but I will be intrigued to see if it is remotely obscene!
Found this in my student house, it is a really cool first edition by Penguin of Edward Lear’s book of nonsense poems and illustrations, published in 1939.
"How can I tell what I think till I see what I say?"
- E. M. Forster, ‘Aspects of the Novel’ (1927)