Westgate street, Gloucester.
Second hand, antiquarian and new bookstore. „
Hardback Books:-I Collect Them. I was out shopping yesterday in your normal shopping mall and as always I made my way to Bargain Books,it’s a walkaround bookshop that gets books that have just reached a certain age dropped in price. I can tell you that this shop is great for bargains in hardbacks.I don’t know why but I only read hardback,I couldn’t read anything in paperback,I think it’s the way it is easier to read and because it looks better in my collection. Also I only read and collect Autobiographies,I don’t care who the person is,I buy it.For example I bought two yesterday,Geri Haliwell for £3,and Phil Collins for £3,I mean these were hardbacks selling at £14-£19 and you can get them for £3 each. I know your maybe saying I wouldn’t take Geri Haliwell if I was given it but I really love reading about people and how they started of,basically sharing moments of their lives. My collection is well over fifty now and the most money I have paid for one is £5,Its hard to say who my favourite would be but Yul Bryner would be up their at the top or sporting heros like George Best or Lester Piggott. I read any autobiography so if you ever fancy writing your life story don’t worry you will sell at least one copy,because if it’s a personal story about your life its going to be read by me. Anyway I hope I havent bored you by rambling on,its just I tend to ramble on when im talking about something I like,anyway if any of you have read any good biographies let me know,any real funny ones or good moving ones,in fact any as long as you tell me about them.
From the outside, this looks like a fairly ordinary second hand bookshop - moderatly sized and usuall with a fair few people in it. The reduced price popular books in the window may give the impression of a publishers outlet. But there is much more once you step inside. The Bookshops is in fact huge and wonderful, filled with a vast array of books in what turns out to be a very large shop. The first area as you go in is full of poplar fiction, pound classics, ends of line and all the things you would expcet from a publishers outlet. Good value for money, new books in a slightly battered state and lots to browse through. Moving towards the back of this section, there is a large area devoted to non fiction. Out back is a large second hand area, offering paperbacks, sorted by genre, and hardbacks sorted by author. here you can find some real classics, there's fiction and non fiction, and most of the books are in good condition. prices range from about a pound to two or three pounds. Downstairs, beneath the first section of the shop, is a room devoted to what look like library rejects. These are often in a poor condition, but don't cost much at all. Upstairs are the really strange books, the limited interest, the first editions. Mostly no fiction and quite fascitnating. They also have an antiquarian section, but this is normally kept locked and you have to ask is you want to have a look around. Having peered through the window in the door a few times, it looks like the most amazing room. I have yet to pluck up the courage to ask if I can have a look around. In my travels, I have yet to find a bookshop that compares with this one bother for price and range. This is an amazing place for book lovers, and I would really recomend dropping in if you happen to be in Gloucester.