Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Wigtown: Scotland's National Book Town

At the moment I am currently vacationing in Scotland near Wigtown, the Scotish National Book Store.  Needless to say I splashed out on a couple, well actually half a dozen, pre-loved books.  Half of my newly-acquired books are going straight on my Summer Feminist Reading list, including Rowbotham's Woman's Consciousness, Man's World, Beauvoir's The Second Sex and finally Coward's Female Desire.  I've not done any research prior to buying, unlike my recent Internet purchases, so I am not sure what to expect from these books.  If anyone has read of these please feel free to enlighten me as what I can expect from them by leaving a comment on this post.

I was particularly expressed by the book selection on sexuality in Readinglasses, which advertises itself on being "the only specialist women's bookshop left in the UK".  Combined bookshop and Cafe'.  That is where I picked up Female Desire for a mere £2.50.  If you are ever in the area, I would recommend a visit to Readinglasses in Wigtown.  I only stopped for the books, not for the food, so I cannot honestly comment on their cooking or coffee but it is well worth a visit.  

At the moment I think it is time to sit down in a cozy chair and start reading.  I've got enough to read, after all.

Over and out, 
Faye Stone

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