The Happy Moonraker was excited to see Word on the Water, the canal boat that houses a bookshop on the Regents Canal at King’s Cross in London. It’s a great idea and, with its amazingly wide range of stock including books for children, has surely added a new dimension to the lives of those who work, study and live nearby.
Much closer to home, it is good to see a new business in Fisherton Street, Salisbury: The History Bookshop, which has opened at No. 98.
Owner Patrick Hillman brings with him a lifetime in the book trade and offers a wide selection of quality second-hand books on many aspects of history, alongside a good selection of books for children.
He is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 10am and 5pm.
With mobile library visits being radically cut across the county, and so many libraries with reduced opening hours and having to be run by volunteers these days, anything that promotes the written word has to be a good thing.