I know there are a few variants of this question in metafilter history, but hopefully this is a reasonably unique combination...: I have 20-ish boxes of mainly SF books in London (UK). There's nothing too unique but a moderate density of hardcovers. I want to get rid of them and hopefully end up with both more space and more money (although research has made my cynical about how much money might be involved). What's the best option?
I'm looking for book recommendations for thorough, engaging, and rigorous histories of Savile Row tailoring and/or books that talk about the history and philosophy of fine men's tailoring and dress. I'm not averse to books with technical information, as well as historical and cultural information. Thank you!
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Bookstore recommendations in London, Paris, and Barcelona? [more inside]
What are some non-pretentious used bookstores in London? [more inside]
Where are the best cheap used book shops and cheap used clothing shops in London? [more inside]
Books, sofas, coffee and the Sunday papers - good independent bookshops in London that are made for relaxing of a Sunday morning? [more inside]
Need Longform Alternate London Fantasy, please. [more inside]
Good places for me to sell my used cds, books, guitars and old computer/computer parts in London, that would offer me reasonable/good money?
Good places for me to sell my used cds, books, guitars and old computer/computer parts in London, that would offer me reasonable/good money? (You'll be helping me pay my bills - any help much appreciated!)
I'm going to London for a week soon - do you know of any books/stories that would offer insight/history/accounts etc. to help me better appreciate my experience there. (maybe something like Bill Bryson's "Notes From A Small Island"- but more focused on Londontown?) I read Washington Irving's "Alhambra" before visiting there and it really "brought the place alive" thank you for any suggestions!
Author seeks London venue for Neutral Milk Hotel reading in November. Can you help? [more inside]
I'm looking for a children's book that I can't remember the title to, but its story has stuck with me for years. [more inside]
My wife and I are going to London soon. I've lived there before, but it will be her first time. What are some good books that will bring the city's history and landmarks alive for her? Fiction and non-fiction are fine, as long as they are good reads (not dry or academic). I'm looking for the type of thing that will really make you appreciate the Tower or Camden Town or whatever when you're there.
London in the 1920's -- what are the best books (nonfiction and fiction) and websites to research this topic? (more inside) [more inside]