foyles for books


These are photos from my favourite bookshop in London: Foyles.
This is the foreign language floor! Yes, floor not section 😁 The last photo shows the Italian and German grammar, vocabulary, etc., not including the literature! There is another full side for Italian alone. You can also see Portuguese, Russian and Greek, plus the aisle for Korean, Japanese, and Chinese.
Not featured: the Nordic languages section, Ancient Greek, Latin, Polish, French, Spanish, English, Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Afrikaans… And so on and so on. Too many for me to remember.

If you visit London and you love languages, I really recommend that you visit.


London Bookstore Hop – Stop 3

The Foyles flagship at 107 Charing Cross Road is the largest bookstore to have been opened in the UK in this century. It holds over 200,000 unique titles on four miles of shelves and 37,000 square feet of retail space. And it’s wonderful.

I embraced its size. One thing I found in the UK is that I greatly prefer the size and book design of many of their paperbacks, and so I took advantage to buy some of the most beautiful, with a special place in my heart for UK authors and classics. Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales, The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett, We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë, and To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. It was a magnificently heavy haul to then lug over to the Globe, but it was entirely worth it.