Building Our Bookshop
1 Albert Road
We're so excited that our banner is now up in the window, it's starting to all come together
Moving into a new shop during a pandemic wasn't part of the plan, but it'll be ok
Spring is nearly here, the sun felt warm. We can't wait to throw open the doors... soon
Calling this section 'The Team' is a bit of a stretch, because it's just us - Mel and Phil.
We like books, Southsea, dogs and pigeons.
Our next book club read
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine | Gail Honeyman
No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.
Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.