Oxford Blackwell’s

Blackwell's windows
Do you like books? Or do you *love* books? LMJ *loves* books. I love reading, but my love of books is greater than that. I love looking at bookshelves filled with books. That alone can make me smile. I can spend quite a long time just looking at them. In my bedroom at my parents' house, I have the shelves organised according to my favourites. I can lay in bed and remember the stories, when I read each book, what it made me feel. I love looking at my growing collection and knowing these books are all mine, mine! With me, they have found a safe place and we shall never part. Maybe I will never read them all, but who cares, that's not important. Their existence makes me happy and I like whatever makes me happy. LMJ is quite simple, really.
Oxford has bookshops. Loads of bookshops! Blackwell is to me the most iconic. I love everything about it, from its size and cosy feel with books everywhere, to the building. Buildings are important. A bit like the cover of a book. I could tell you all about the history of Oxford's Blackwell. I could, but my friend Nicky could do it so much better than I could, that I think we should ask him. Pretty please, Nicky. Ta. From Joey and her readers *insert adorable smile here*
Little note 1: Can you tell I love windows? Clever you!
Little note 2: If you love books, you should definitely read The Shadow of the Wind. What a superbly written book!


  1. Plasma Engineer
    22 June 2011 / 22:02

    . . . and if you love books I recommend “The Greatest Show on Earth”, by Richard Dawkins – not only a good book but a good book about one of the most exciting stories in history. Im sure you could get it from Blackwells too.

  2. Little Miss Joey
    22 June 2011 / 22:04

    This is spooky, I literally just commented on your blog 🙂 KT Tunstall!Thanks for the recommendation 🙂

  3. Dobbin
    22 June 2011 / 23:20

    How can I possibly refuse your request – flattery will get you everywhere 😉

  4. cococita
    23 June 2011 / 13:48

    And also on the book level of life, we are quite alike 🙂 I couldnt live without my books. At a certain point in my life, Ive been moving houses 5 times in 1,5 year and I always had an extensive part of my collection of books with me. To make me feel home 🙂 I love their forms, their colours, the smell of the paper, their history, being part of the editing and publishing team … That are only some of the reasons why I studied literature … 🙂 Bookshops are one of the rare places where I can be silent 😉 and enjoy the silence. Only the rustling sound of the pages and an enthousiastic smile when I find another treasure in the world of books are allowed then 🙂

  5. Little Miss Joey
    23 June 2011 / 22:31

    @Dobbin: Yay! Looking forward to it :D@cococita: 🙂 Know exactly what you mean! x

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