I’m cheating a bit for this. Partly because it is very difficult to find a street name starting with J and partly because I wanted to make sure I mentioned THE best store in London. The Waterstone’s at Piccadilly, supposedly the largest bookshop in Europe. It’s back entrance is located on Jermyn Street
It’s a five story haven of books where I spend too much time and money. It holds great author talks and have attentive, chatty booksellers.
I find it fascinating to always see lots of people in the store and they don’t seem to be there just to browse. It’s encouraging to see that the written word is not dead, if now anyone participating in the A-Z challenge or reading blogs would have thought so.
People reading physical books is always an encouraging sight to me, engaging with the world other than through a screen. I am not against e-readers, tablets and computers etc. I own an e-reader myself and I use it almost every day, but I also like to switch off from everything and hold paper in my hand. Terrible thought, if we all switched to e-readers. Where would we go to just get the feeling of books?
The extra bits: Maggie Jones, retired NHS nurse who photograph urban life and history all over London. My favourite album is on Ghost Signs, you find these signs all over London and they add an extra layer to the history of the city.
Let me know in the comments if you have a favourite J street in London or in your own hometown/favourite city.
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