I finally went to Persephone Books and it was amazing | Holly Goes Abroad

Persephone Books first appeared on my bookish radar years ago when I started watching Booktube. I remember watching London-based booktubers visit this gorgeous shop, jealous that they had so many local independent bookshops to choose from. Back in high school I never imagined I would someday spend a year studying abroad in England, much less …

Book Haul! | Holly Goes Abroad

Word of advice: travel with bookish friends. While in England my friend and I spent a day visiting bookshops in London, and it was such a fun day. Not only did we visit some beautiful bookshops, but it was also a great way to see many different parts of the city without going to the …

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Bookshop Qualities

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is supposed to highlight bookstores we've always wanted to visit; however, I thought it would be to share ten qualities that make for the best bookshops. In no particular order:   What are your favorite bookshop qualities? Do you have a favorite bookshop? Let me know in …

London Bookshops | Holly Goes Abroad

One of the best things about Oxford is its location: removed from any loud cities, but only an hour and a half bus ride to London. This makes it possible for my friends and I to take spontaneous day trips to London (when our work loads allow, of course). A few weekends ago a friend …