Mac stop at Foyles

One morning we stopped at the old and renowned bookseller Foyles in Charring Cross Road for a cup of coffee. These two young people, probably students, were busy discussing some deep subject.  With its wast collection of subject and titles Foyles is a paradise for avid readers.  At one stage  “The shop operated a payment system that required customers to queue three times: to collect an invoice for a book, to pay the invoice, then to collect the book, simply because sales staff were not allowed to handle cash.[7] Equally mystifying to customers was a shelving arrangement that categorised books by publisher, rather than by topic or author. A quote of this period is: "Imagine Kafka had gone into the book trade." the 1980s a rival bookshop placed an advertisement in a bus shelter opposite Foyles: "Foyled again? Try Dillons” (Wikipedia) Camera Nikon D5000
One morning we stopped at the old and renowned bookseller Foyles in Charring Cross Road for a cup of coffee. These two young people, probably students, were busy discussing some deep subject.
With its vast collection of subject and titles Foyles is a paradise for avid readers.
At one stage
“The shop operated a payment system that required customers to queue three times: to collect an invoice for a book, to pay the invoice, then to collect the book, simply because sales staff were not allowed to handle cash. Equally mystifying to customers was a shelving arrangement that categorised books by publisher, rather than by topic or author. A quote of this period is: “Imagine Kafka had gone into the book trade.” the 1980s a rival bookshop placed an advertisement in a bus shelter opposite Foyles: “Foyled again? Try Dillons” (Wikipedia)
Camera Nikon D5000
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2 thoughts on “Mac stop at Foyles

  1. John August 4, 2014 / 9:35 am

    As my surname is Dillon, you can guess which book store I used to use.

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  2. merewoman August 6, 2014 / 4:53 pm

    It’s a wonder Foyle’s ever sold anything with their antiquated payment system, but they were and are still one of the great London institutions and a magnet for book lovers. 🙂

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