Today’s Secondhand Book Haul

Today, as an early birthday outing for me, we headed to Henley-on-Thames by train, getting off one stop early at Shiplake to walk a couple of miles along the river.

Courtesy of Chris Foster

Henley has one of our favorite local secondhand bookstores. It’s only our second time there, but we instantly became devotees thanks to their £1 section, which includes all paperbacks.

Courtesy of Chris Foster

Today’s haul (total spend = £10):


I’m especially pleased with the £1 copy of Diary of a Pilgrimage by Jerome K. Jerome, a novel about a journey by train and boat from England to Germany to see the Oberammergau Passion Play. We have plans to travel around Europe by train next year, so this will be a fun one to slip in a handbag for the Germany leg.

Tonight I’m headed to the theatre for the second time in a week – I shall report back about both trips on Monday.


7 thoughts on “Today’s Secondhand Book Haul

  1. Sounds pretty much the perfect day! The Mervyn Peake book reminds me I really need to reread the Gormenghast trilogy some time. Years since I read it.


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