Small Plays About My Day

… tiny true dramas in a Charing Cross Road bookshop

Dark Pop-Up

Posted on | October 10, 2009 | No Comments

Girl with overpowering glasses: Do you have any pop-up books?
Emily: Pop-up books for children?
Girl with overpowering glasses: Maybe, yes, but something a bit dark? A bit gothic?
Emily: Ah, well the only pop-up book we have at the moment is an engineering book with moving diagrams of electro-magnetic motors.
Girl with overpowering glasses: Is it dark?
Emily: Not really.


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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