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March 18, 2019

20 years of Persephones

Getting the Persephone Post in my inbox in the middle of a busy afternoon at work feels a little bit like pouring a metaphorical cup of tea as I spend a few minutes daydreaming about books and reading and those endpapers and how happy these things make me.

I just read that Persephone Books is celebrating 20 years of publishing this week.  I wish I could pop into the shop for 'smoked salmon sandwiches, cake, tea, and champagne and a rather special ‘going home’ present' but in lieu of that, I think this calls for a lovely year-long spurt of reading the ones I haven't gotten to yet. {And maybe even repainting a room in Persephone gray, but probably not.} Going to the shop, though, is still on my list. :)

Happy anniversary and congratulations!


JoAnn said...

Happy Anniversary to Persephone Books! It's the perfect opportunity to tackle the few remaining unread volumes on my shelf. I had the pleasure of visiting their store in 2011- such a memorable experience. Highly recommended!!

Nan said...

It doesn't seem possible that it has been 20 years!!

Cosy Books said...

The event at the shop made me sigh a little too, Audrey. I like to use Nicola's commitment to publishing whenever the topic of e-readers comes up. Running an independent shop when talk of the death of print was everywhere must have been unsettling at times.
I've had my eye on their collection of short stories so I'll pull it from my shelves today!

Vintage Reading said...

Oh I didn't realise it was 20 years! I've visited the shop a few times and it is truly lovely.

Thank you for visiting!

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