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Word On The Water: A Floating Bookstore in London

Word on the Water - Floating Bookstore in London
image from: http://www.facebook.com/pg/wordonthewater

Word on the Water is a floating bookstore built on a vintage 1920’s Dutch barge. You can find it moored in various places in London, most recently in Regents Canal in King’s Cross.

Word on the Water - Floating Bookstore in London

This novel idea was brought to fruition in 2011 by book loving creatives Paddy Screech and Jon Privett.

Word on the Water - Floating Bookstore in London

Even if you don’t read, even if you hate books, wouldn’t this place stop you in your tracks and make you do a double take?

Word on the Water - Floating Bookstore in London

The bookstore prominently features cult literature, or “griterature” as the owners call it.

Word on the Water - Floating Bookstore in London

With all those tomes in close proximity to water, House Crazy Sarah wonders if – gasp – any books have ever fallen overboard and now rest in the murky depths of London’s canals?

Shuddering at the thought!

House Crazy Sarah would love to stroll in and not only peruse the books, but also admire the vintage nautical architecture.

Word on the Water - Floating Bookstore in London

Since she’s never been to London (yet), let us just enjoy the photos she swiped from Word on the Water’s Facebook page.

Word on the Water - Floating Bookstore in London

Isn’t it quaint?

And oh so cozy (cosy?)…

Word on the Water - Floating Bookstore in London

Look at the antique till! Do they use it? Probably!

Word on the Water - Floating Bookstore in London

A floating book store in chilly London needs a little wood stove to keep things warm and toasty.

Word on the Water - Floating Bookstore in London

There’s just something so appealing about this place… it’s old, it’s on water, it’s quaint, it’s in London, and look at all the cool books!

Word on The Water not only has a great collection of books, they also host Poetry Slams, readings, and live acoustic music on the roof stage…

Word on the Water - Floating Bookstore in London

If you are ever in London, look up this unique place on Facebook to see where they are moored so you can go visit!

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