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1 June 2015


Something completely different from eg. the beauty of the Impressionists or flaming June: our basement, which most visitors to the shop do not see although we are always willing to show it. Megan Wilson, art director at Vintage and Anchor Books In New York, who designs our Classic covers, took photographs of the basement when she visited last week. These are the steps down, build in the nineteenth century when the shop became a grocer (before that there was a Georgian, much more delicate staircase which we’ll show tomorrow). Since 2001, when we moved in, the great majority of Persephone books have gone down these steps, after they are delivered from storage in Kings Lynn, and up again, to be sold in the shop or sent out.

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