Small Plays About My Day

… tiny true dramas in a Charing Cross Road bookshop

Do you sell books?

Posted on | March 13, 2010 | No Comments

Man on phone: Do you have any books about the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth?
No I’m afraid not, at the moment.
Man on phone: Do you have the book 84 Charing Cross Road?
Emily: No, we don’t have that either, sorry.
Man on phone: Do you sell books?
Emily: Yes. Just not those two.


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  • "In a town like London there are always plenty of not quite certifiable lunatics walking the streets, and they tend to gravitate towards bookshops, because a bookshop is one of the few places where you can hang about for a long time without spending any money."
    George Orwell