Category Archives: bookish tangents

Long Long Ago

You might recognise this book from our film, where it plays the pivotal role of being the first real book that the Boy has ever encountered. I bought Long Long Ago (published 1939) from Hall’s bookshop, selecting it specifically for … Continue reading

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World Book Night 2013

It’s April 23rd, World Book Night. And I’ve got a bunch of the 25,000 Judge Dredd graphic novels being given away free to promote reading (the full list of other titles can be seen here). Where to put them? Hmmm. I … Continue reading

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The real shops of The Last Bookshop

If you’ve seen our film, and fancy visiting the featured shops for real, we’ve put together a handy guide for you. Simply click Shop Locations on the banner above to find pictures, descriptions, addresses and web links galore. We want to spread word of … Continue reading

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MR. Books moves to Tonbridge High Street

One of The Last Bookshop’s filming locations (MR. Books in Tonbridge) has closed its doors in the last few days. But fear not, owner Mark Richardson has opened up a brand new MR. Books just round the corner! The original shop … Continue reading

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The London bookshop map

Back in early 2011, as we embarked on our bookshop tour to find filming locations for The Last Bookshop, I remember wishing there was some kind of map or guidebook for bookshops. When I later mentioned this thought in passing … Continue reading

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National Libraries Day 2012

Fans of basic cultural amenities will today be celebrating National Libraries Day. A tide of support to remind those in power that it is a very good idea to keep as many of these places open as possible. Of especial … Continue reading

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Interactive futuristic books

The make-believe future seen in The Last Bookshop is a world where paper books are all but forgotten. Where physical shops have become a thing of the past, and “money” is an old-fashioned term for the defunct notes and coins … Continue reading

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