Chris has written 56 posts for Books for London

Swapping cook books at West Ealing SoundBite festival September 21

Live in West London? Like music? Like food? If you’ve answered yes to all of these questions (and even if you haven’t!), then the West Ealing SoundBites festival is for you! It takes place in West Ealing on Saturday, 21 September, and the organisers have asked us at Books for London to run a cookbook … Continue reading

Book swapping in Shanghai, and have e-books peaked? – Books for London weekly round up for 30 August

Well it’s Friday, and that means that we’ve compiled another listing of book and tube related goodies, just for you. Here we go… Sales of e-books appear to have reached their peak, according to Neil Irwin. He reckons that most people who were going to switch from paper to e-books have done so by now. … Continue reading

Read all about it! Books for London’s Friday round up for 9 August

This week at Books for London we’re starting a weekly round up of book, tube, and swap related things we’ve seen in London, and elsewhere. Our friends Books on the Underground are hopping across the pond to New York. Books on the Subway, anyone? Who says big companies like Waterstones don’t have a sense of … Continue reading

In praise of the London Library Consortium’s reservation service

A recent article by James Surowiecki about paper versus e-books in the New Yorker got me thinking about how people read in London. His main point is that despite the relative failure of Barnes and Nobles’ Nook e-reader, there is still a massive appetite for ‘real’ books in the US. And I think that it’s … Continue reading

“Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just share the books you read every day” – interview with Books on the Underground

As commuters in London, most of us are familiar with the free papers and magazines regularly thrust into our willing hands to make our journeys that bit more bearable. But what if someone gave you a book instead of the Evening Standard? Chris from Books for London spoke to Hollie who writes the Books on … Continue reading

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