Popped into the (relatively) new bookshop in Lower Marsh the other day and I can recommend it. Nice selection, friendly, some stuff you would not normally see in waterstones. I ordered something from them and if it turns up promptly I will post. And if not, will also post :o)
oddly enough - i went into there yesterday to get a leaving present for my boss, asked if they had any books about wine, or cricket, and left with a very nice hard back dictionary type thing of wines, and a small book about extra-ordinary english cricketers.
The two people in there seemed incredibly nice, and quite knowledgable too.
and i noticed in the window a book called 'First Love' by Turgenyev, which was one that i studied for A level Russian, it's the first time i've seen it in any book shop anywhere!
so watch for a revival in white linens and pastel shades.
And men who wear linen jackets with rolled up sleeves ...
And yes I went into aforementioned bookshop yesterday for the first time and was impressed - came out cash lighter but book heavier - and was pleased to see that a table of books on display had most of our book club reading on it ...
Oh how WONDERFUL, since my lovely Words Worth in Camberwell closed down I've been desperate. One day we may get a book shop in the Elephant (we do have a fab. 2nd hand book shop downstairs in the shopping centre, but our local WHSmith only has about ten books).
It can be worth looking around in their January sale for stuff that seemingly never made it out of the stock room before Christmas at "full" price. I picked up the new Alexander McCall Smith in hardback for £1!