In my last post I shared my love of charity shops and how they are a great place to acquire our beloved books. Today, quite by accident, I came across another delightful charity shop previously unknown to me. I found myself in the village of Ashby, part of Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire and there was a shop run and owned by Lindsey Lodge Hospice. Though Lindsey Lodge have other shops across the town it was nice to see a shop devoted to books. And what a shop. The shop seems small but is incredibly well stocked with a fantastic classics collection as well as a very wide range of fiction and non fiction. Beyond the main shop is another well stocked area normally closed off to the public but even here I was able to peruse. The staff are friendly and clearly fellow bibliophiles.
I came away with three books, two from the classics selection and one from fiction: Virgil’s Aeneid, Laurence Sterne’s The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy and Donna Tartt’s The Little Friend. By the way if you’ve never read Tartt’s A Secret History I would highly recommend.
For those in the UK, if you find yourself in North Lincolnshire then do pay them a visit. You will not be disappointed.