Sunday, 3 April 2011

A delightful discovery on Mothers' Day

What a delight I have uncovered today! 

For Mothers’ Day, I decided that I would take Ollie to Barton Marina, which boasts a fabulous selection of shops and eateries, situated on the Trent and Mersey Canal close to Burton on Trent.

When I discovered The Book Barge on the canalside, I could have been accused of being similar to a child in a sweet shop!  Even though the Marina itself was hustle and bustle, the contrast of this delightfully relaxing sanctuary for book lovers was a pleasure to experience. 
Open daily except for Tuesdays, Sarah at The Book Barge sells and displays a range of classic, contemporary and children's fiction.

Step aboard this unusual and exceptional book shop to browse the carefully chosen range of stock, and come across both paperbacks and hardbacks which are new and some which are antique.  Sarah truly offers a quality alternative to the regular high street bookstore.

The Book Barge also offers a selection of gifts including Penguin stationery, kitchenware and furniture, typewriters, canvas book bags and beautiful notebooks.  Everything the book lover could need and desire.  The Book Barge also plays host to regular events including readings, signings, parent and toddler story sessions, book clubs, talks and creative writing workshops.

Checkout the website to find out about upcoming events.  Well worth a visit, The Book Barge is a true delight for bookworms to while away an hour or two in this wonderful treasure trove of delight.   I shall certainly be coming back when I don’t have a three and a half year old tugging at my coat tails!

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