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BEAUTIFUL BOOKSHOPS? NO THANKS!

That's the title—somewhat overstated, but effective at grabbing the reader's attention—of a recent Guardian essay by Rick Gekoski. He mentions a post by Sarah Crown presenting the "most beautiful" bookshops she knows, then continues:Such a shop is intended to offer an experience so thoroughgoing it might be described as organic, in which the environment is as booky as the books, and one is comprehensively immersed in the pleasures of being and reading.
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