Hands up who likes books? The smell of the paper, all those lovely covers, that type, the flicker of the pages and the context to explore by starting with the publishing details...books are pretty good.
In the age of the kindle and the availability of so much information on the web (I am not anti either of these and part of the latter) it's great to see that independent publishing is still very much alive. London is full of bookshops and markets where you can find books to suit any taste from secondhand treats on the Southbank to rare and first editions in Charing Cross, academic titles at Skoob and all kinds of art books and publications at Artwords on Broadway market.
One of my personal favourites is the selection on offer at lc-nn in Dalston. Amongst an exciting array of cutting edge design lie a consistently inspiring selection of books on a range of topics - art, counterculture, photography, music, fashion... There's just so much here to get your teeth into, it's a veritable treasure trove of inspirational images and information for those who like to read and research. Geek it up!