Saturday, 15 March 2008

watkins book shop

This week I visited my favourite book shop in Diagon Alley, Watkins, the home of esoteric writings, cult theorists, conspiracies, astrology books...etc. I can spend hours there...
I have dreams of owning a bookshop/gallery/cafe by the sea one of these days.
I also attended the press showing of an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery "Blue stocking ladies" portraits of intellectual women of the 18th century. Frankly the portraits were dull and stolid, imitations of the male pose, the man of letters etc. But the great thing about going to press openings is you get to hear the curator talk about the paintings, why they were chosen and their provenance.

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