Monday, June 19, 2006

Bookshop Tourism part 2

T-12 days. Day spent on stock lists, various admin stuff, and this evening setting up bookshelves in the back of the shop. One last item from our travels last week. After the kick-off of the mostly bookshop tourist network last month, here's another bookshop we managed to visit last week in Portugal. Julie's Bookshop is situated in the town of Albufeira (the quaint, touristy, cobbled-streeted old town, rather than the brash, 24-hour clubbing 'strip' further along the coast). We stumbled upon it by accident, situated just below Albufeira's parish church:

Inside, the shop resembles a grotto of second-hand books, and whilst German, Dutch and French books are stocked, the vast majority are English books:

Julie herself has been running the shop for several years - she was a bit disconcerted with me taken her photo, but here she is:

She is now interested in selling the shop as a going concern. I promised to mention this on the blog. So if you've always wanted to run a bookshop in the Algarve, now's your chance.

Contact Julie at: Julie's Bookshop, Rua Igreja Nova, No 6 , 8200 Albufeira, Portugal. Telephone: 0035 289 58 54 96 (Email me for her mobile number - I didn't get her email address).

1 comment:

  1. Oh what a dream. I would love to own a bookshop, your blog has already got me dreaming about what it would be like (although you do a very good job of describing it).

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