After spying the sometimes elusive Word on the Water a few times near me on Regents Canal I visited on Saturday with my book-loving friend Ellie-of-the-red-trousers. This is a canal barge transformed into a world of books and culture; making the most of every available space to showcase more of it’s treasures.
Apart from the general quirkiness and excitement of being on a barge on the water and seeing Regents Canal through the window there were decent and fairly new books around at two for £5, sections as you’d expect in your standard stationary bookshop including a fun looking children’s area and a sofa where presumably one can sit and read. There was someone playing live music on the roof-stage as you can just about see in the picture, and they host poetry slams and readings too.
Well worth a visit, if you can decipher from the Facebook page where it will be. I’ll be looking out for you, book barge!