Small Plays About My Day

… tiny true dramas in a Charing Cross Road bookshop

Books to Gold

Posted on | July 11, 2010 | No Comments

Small Italian girl: Excuse me, a friend tell me one time there is a shop on this street where you can change books to gold.
Emily: Um ….you mean swap books? For money?
Small Italian girl: Yes, swap books.
Zoë: There’s a place in Soho where you can swap books for other books.
Small Italian girl: Yes, swap books for other books. Where is that please?


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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