It was Horace Mann that said, ” a house without books is like a room without windows”.
I have long wanted to slowly build a collection of books for the hotel for I can think of few nicer things than finding something interesting to read next to your bed, or after dinner settling down next to the fire flicking through a large coffee table book that you would have never bought for yourself.
I thought the best way forward would be to find an independent book shop that would recommend a few titles to me every month, let me make a choice and then despatch the books.
After a couple of dead ends, I approached Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath and I am pleased to say that they are delighted to be involved with my new book project.
In just the same vein as we like buying contemporary Welsh art for the hotel I hope the monthly expanding library will add to the character and individuality of Gliffaes.
I realise that I could have done this on Amazon.com but the whole point of a good bookshop is to recommend what’s new, what may suit your tastes and what’s good.
Above all, if we don’t use our bookshops we will lose them.
If you are ever in Bath go and spend a pleasant hour in Mr B’s at 14-15 John Street, Bath, BA1 2JL.