Suzie Eisfelder

Another in my series featuring bookshops. I’m incredibly grateful to these people. Not only do they provide me with my fix of reading material, but they also quickly open up their photo archives for me. Gertrude and Alice have been lovely about this.

Gertrude & Alice are both a bookshop and a coffee shop, so you can get your fix of books and caffeine in the one trip. This first duo of photos shows the front so you know where you’re going and also some books behind glass. I chose the books behind glass as I’ve recently written about the book at the top of the photo. All you can see is ‘Humankind’ but it is Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. As of today it is in stock ready for sale at this bookshop.

This next duo of photos shows one of the world’s most loved children’s books: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Read and enjoyed by generations of children, first published in 1969.

I loved the table numbers. I have some orange Penguin paperbacks. First published to fit into pockets.

This last set of photos I picked because of the titles. I’ve read so many of them. Some I’ve even enjoyed such as Three Men on a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome.

If you’re in Sydney, or visiting Sydney, you can find Gertrude & Alice at 46 Hall Street, Bondi Beach, NSW 2026 or online.

Whether you’re a bookseller or a reader I’m happy to feature your bookshop, or your favourite bookshop on Friday Photos. Please take a photo of the outside and three or four photos of displays within the shop. Go to the Submit Your Book page and email me the photos along with a few words about your shop. Answer a question to help me write a few words: What is your favourite thing about this shop? (Can be multiple things)

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