Reading – Friday 19th April 2019

Reading is situated where the rivers Avon and Kennet converge and is the county town of Berkshire.  We stopped overnight on our way to Buckinghamshire where we were spending Easter.  We had visited the Waterstones in Reading before I started my quest to visit every store but it is in such a stunning building that I was happy to go back!  It is situated in a Grade II listed building which was formerly the Broad Street Independent Chapel until its closure on 15th January 1984.  The building inside has been sympathetically redeveloped inside to incorporate the shop and still retains many of its beautiful features, together with a couple of cabinets containing items of history and memorabilia of its former life.   There are lots of photographs, but I think they’re worth it!

Ground Floor

There is a pretty, raised windowed area above the Children’s department

First Floor

Reading map

River Thames

Currently reading:   Long Road from Jarrow: A journey through Britain then and now by Stuart Maconie and The Rich Mrs Robinson by Winifred Beechey

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