Last Saturday I went to London with a friend to spend the day. As we were strolling on one of my favorite streets – Charing Cross Road, the one with loads of interesting bookshops, we walked past Murder One, a Crime & Mystery bookshop. I had walked past it before but since Crime is not really my piece of cake, I never walked in. This time though, I noticed that in the sign it also said “Romance” and immediately jumped inside. And oh my sweet lord, what a fantastic surprise! For the shop is divided into the two sections with a whole room with shelves and shelves stocked filled with Romance Novel – in every single sub-genre, every single author I could think of, old and new. I was giggling at the sight of some many beautiful books around me to the point where my friend had to apologize for my behavior.
You might be thinking – “yeah, what is the big deal”. The big deal is that here in the UK, it is very difficult to find these books! I live in Cambridge and out of dozens of bookshops here, only ONE has a section with Romance Novel and even that is not complete. The hardest ones to come by are the Paranormal and Fantasy books and the new releases – I had been trying to get Demon Angel by Meljean Brook for months now and not even Amazon.UK had it in stock! But Murder One did and I got it and left the place quite happy!
If you ever happen to the in London, don’t miss it. They also have events and a cool website: