Imagine a bookstore that feels like a room in your home. Shelves filled with books by woman, about women and for women. Imagine all those wonderful novels that were out of print now being available. And while we are dreaming imagine that the books were really affordable and on the days we couldn't get to such a book store they arrived in the letter box beautifully wrapped.
I had to pinch myself to be certain this was not a mirage. Such a place really exists. Persephone Books is really all of these things.
Founder and publisher Nicola Beauman, herself an author of note has taken a dream of not only saving women's literature from extinction, but has bucked the trend of most high street bookshops of doom and gloom, and closing doors. Each year Nicola introduces more titles to the Persephone range and her growing clientele have the ongoing guarantee of a good read.