Southampton has two branches of Waterstones – this one is in the new(ish) shopping complex West Quay. There are two entrances to this store. One is from inside the shopping centre. The other is from outside and that side of the store has lovely glass walls which let in loads of light.
The outside of the rear of the store overlooks an old section of town wall in Castle Way.
I finished The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot today and started Please Look After Mother by Shin Kyong-Sook which was chosen for my Book Club.
Next up is Gloucester. We were heading to the Gloucester Quays (somewhere we had not been before) and so made the short walk to Gloucester city centre. As it was Sunday we didn’t have long as 4pm was approaching so we didn’t spend a lot of time here.
Still reading The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot and also The House at Pooh Corner by A A Milne
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…
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.
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…
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.