Share the Love of Books Update 1

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It’s time for an update as to how I’m getting on with making February a month of special effort to share the love of books, inspired by Jenna’s event over at One Mystake at a Tyme.

During the week I visited a new-to-me, independent bookshop, The Big Green Bookshop, in Wood Green, North London. Unforfortunately too far from home to make it my regular haunt, if you live in North London as The Big Green Bookshop should be somewhere you visit very soon!

It has a tremendous children’s section. Their picture book offerings were a great mix of old classics, books with a multicultural bent, several picture books in translation, and lots I picked up, read and wished I could take home with me!

The Big Green Bookshop's Children's Section

Although it’s a small bookshop in terms of square footage, it’s packed with gems. A comfy chair for children, sofa and tables help you linger, and if you do you’ll no doubt overhear some of the banter from the guys who run the bookshop – whilst I was there they dealt with humour and aplomb with queries ranging from a book about a computing language to a biography of Coleridge.

I could have bought many more books but there are the ones I came away with:

  • The Sea of Tranquility by Mark Haddon
  • Tuck me In! by Dean Hacohen and Sherry Scharschmidt
  • Measuring Angels by Lesley Ely, illustrated by Polly Dunbar


  • The Big Green Bookshop has its own website and blog, and you can also find them on Twitter and find them on Facebook. It’s a fab bookshop and definitely deserves your patronage!

    How have you been getting on with sharing your love of books this month?

    2 Responses

    1. Zoe

      Hi Choxbox,
      The Sea of Tranquility is just right for M at the mo – we’re going through a phase of playing with her space lego at all hours every day at the moment. Gajapati Kulapati looks lots of fun. Sneezing is a bit of problem for me – if the sun shines I sneeze a lot, and seem incapable of sneezing discretely so the poor elephant made me smile!

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