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Claire’s Corner

I have been intermittently a.w.o.l. from Paperback Reader for weeks now and I would like to explain why, where I can (more on some of the things I’d prefer not to talk about yet at a later date). 1. I was spending time organising a new personal office -above- and the bookshelves that come with [...]

Claire’s Corner

In this week’s Claire Corner I want to discuss my current cull of books, which you will see from above is very much a work-in-progress.  Like Carrie Bradshaw and her walk-in closet of Manolo Blahniks, I like to hoard books and keep a hold of favourites and store unread ones for a rainy day … [...]

The Purple Shelf

It’s been a while since I featured a coloured bookshelf but with the acquisition of Inkdeath I finally accrued enough purple books in London to make s shelf of their own (some of these were on the pink shelf so I may recreate that at some point; I have a copy of 2666 by Roberto [...]

The Other Green Shelf

I have previously shared my bottle-green Virago shelf but I had many other lighter green books on my shelves and I brought those together to create the other green shelf. First of all, there is NO Angela Carter book! I think this is the first shelf, other than the white one (and I do have [...]

The Beige Shelf

The beige shelf is just for fun; I noticed that I possessed a number of beige and cream books in my collection and I thought it would be interesting to see how effective they were en masse. Penguin seem particularly inclined to use this shade for their books, single editions as well as the inexpensive [...]

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