Liverpool – Saturday 17th June 2017

We went to Liverpool with friends to see Hans Zimmer in concert (if you haven’t heard of him, you definitely know his film scores) on a beautiful June weekend.  

If you haven’t been to Liverpool before, then cast aside any preconceptions – the city is amazing.  It’s a fantastic mix of old and new architecture – modern glass buildings sit quite happily side-by-side with buildings over 200 years old.  If you like a bar then you need to visit the Philharmonic Dining Rooms.

Waterstones, which resembles a ship at the rear of the building, sits in the heart of the Liverpool One retail centre…

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I really liked this branch.  Unfortunately I didn’t have as much time in there as I’d have liked.  I will just have to go back!

Still reading The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot.

Bridport – Saturday 10 June 2017

My first Waterstones in this quest (naturally I have been to many other branches before) was Bridport.  I went with my husband, Peter – who fortunately is happy to humour me and my weird book obsessions!  It was my first visit to this particular branch on a lovely sunny day and we enjoyed exploring the town.   I didn’t buy any books here!

There are a number of other book shops in the town too, including the imaginatively entitled The Book Shop, Bridport Old Books and Wild and Homeless Books (now *that* is a great name for a book shop!).

Here it is…

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At the time of my visit I was reading The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (that took me until 1st July to finish) 3½/5 and listening to the audio version of The Call of the Wild by Jack London, also 3½/5.

After leaving here we drove to Lyme Regis, where I bought a book in The Sanctuary Bookshop!  Happy days.