We did a shoe exchange today. After staring at the two unwanted shoeboxes – with shoes in them – for over three months, the shop they came from opened again. We were slightly aghast at the long queue outside, and wondered if people really were that desperate for outdoor clothing, but it turned out they were all after plants from Dobbies next door.
So we donned our bankrobber masks and went in, brandishing the unwanted shoes, and asking if they would let the Resident IT Consultant in to buy replacements for his by now rather holey walking shoes. They did, and in no time at all he had new ones.
This was quite exciting for me, as it was only my second shop in four months. Although the one earlier in the week which netted slices of fruitloaf was more fun.
Anyway, what I am getting to, however slowly, is bookshops. I saw this photo somewhere a while back, and promptly stole it for use here. It clearly shows how we have all looked at the wrong side of books for decades. This is perfect for handsfree browsing.