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.

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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.

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Courtesy of Chris Foster

Today’s haul (total spend = £10):

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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.

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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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