Alan Carr & Persephone Bookshop

I’ve wanted to go to The Perspehone Bookshop ever since I heard about it (which must have been a few years ago now). For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, The Perspehone Bookshop prints neglected fiction by women for women in their signature, gorgeous, lavender design. You can order their books online or go to their shop in Holborn, London, which is what I did last week.

The shop itself is beautiful with a vintage dress hung in the window, a typewriter on display and books scattered about. It was a sunny day when I visited and the shop had a serene, cool atmosphere that had me wishing that I could have browsed for hours. Sadly, I could not, and I eventually chose a title (cajoled by my boyfriend), brought it and was forced to leave. If you’re interested in knowing what I got (and how beautiful it is) then look out for my next book haul on my youtube channel, (link in the menu bar).

After leaving Holborn we headed to the ITV studios near Southbank. My boyfriend signed up for 8 Out of 10 Cats tickets, which we were turned away from (they always hand out more tickets than there are seats) and because of this, we were given priority tickets to see The Graham Norton Show and Alan Carr’s Chatty Man. We watched the episode that aired last Friday and it was awesome, but strange. It reminded me of when I went to the offices of the publisher Little, Brown last year – seeing behind the scenes of something almost takes a little bit of its magic away.

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