Cornwall seems to be my place of short break so far this year. Some quite stunning coastal vistas, a charming otter sanctuary and a couple of trips to Bude made a successful Easter trip, despite the persisent cold.
Bude certainly has more to it than meets the eye, on the county border of the north coast. For some happy book browsing, look no further than Books By The Sea, an absolute gem of a secondhand bookshop on one of the main streets.
You’ll find the friendly owner Steven Sheppard buried towards the back, in amongst the impressive floor-to-ceiling displays. Set over two floors, it is a well ordered Aladdin’s cave, and it took me no time at all to find two Anne Tylers (yes, it seems I am going to blog about each Tyler find), while others enjoyed rummaging through the comics in the basement.
This was a family browsing session, and the children’s section offered a pleasant trip down memory lane. My daughters came away with a little something too. My favourite kind of shopping, and highly recommended for all book lovers.