This week I’ve taken some holiday. Mr M has been away on a cricket tour so I decided to take some time off and have some me time. A real holiday where I shut myself off from communication. I lasted two days. Yep, 48 hours. Sad, isn’t it? There’s a blog post on its way about the things I learned but in the meantime I wanted to share something I saw during my time off that made my day.
Launched recently, it’s a creative project by MA Fashion Curation students at the London College of Fashion. The idea is simple. Bring a book (or several) to adorn their shelves within an oasis of calm at Kingley Street, London, and swap it (them) for something you want to read. The catch? Well, nothing really. There might just be such thing as a free
lunch book. All they ask of you is that you leave a comment – either about the book you’re leaving (“Erm, my mum loves E.L James, honest”) or what you think of the initiative.
I think it’s absolutely super. In a world of cut throat sales and soaring ground rents I love that creativity and calm can triumph. Go there, take your books and enjoy.
The Carnaby Street Book Exchange, G5, Ground floor, Kingly Court, Carnaby Street, London W1B 5PW. Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 8am – 6pm and Sunday 12pm – 6pm.