Having become members of English heritage last year (and setting ourselves a challenge), our guidebook went with us EVERYWHERE. From sitting on a car park overlooking Hadrian’s Wall thinking ‘where next?’ to stopping off at a Midlands tea room for the day’s inspiration. Being particularly precious about books there is nothing better than a crisp edition and that new-book smell. But this is no ordinary book.
Taking a trip down to London for TheatreCraft 2018 (more about that in another post), we decided to make it a weekend of first’s. Stopping off for a quick hot chocolate we had a flick through a leaflet, finding an advertisement for the world’s longest running stage production. A quick google later and our minds were made up, we were off to the theatre!
Packed to the brim with floors and floors of every type of book imaginable, Foyles is a book-lover’s dream with everything from Russian Literature (in its original language) to joke books for quirky gifts. Head upstairs and you will also find the perfect reading spot in a lovely café overlooking it all.
As a book-addict extraordinaire, a good book shop is my idea of heaven, but if you want to shy away from the massive chains dominating the high street, here are a few of my favourite independent bookshops in the Midlands just waiting for you to explore.
So anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely LOVE anything Shakespeare so when my boyfriend drove me all the way down to Stratford-upon-Avon yesterday for a mini day trip I was the happiest little birdy that ever lived 😀