In this episode, I chat with Meg Prince, owner of The Ironbridge Bookshop in Shropshire, England, about buying an indie bookshop at age 18, Penguin Books, coffee and cakes, and what she's currently reading!
The Ironbridge Bookshop is located in the main square of the historic town of Ironbridge, with views over the River Severn and the Ironbridge, set right in the heart of Shropshire, England.
The bookshop specializes in Penguin Books and has an extensive collection displayed on their very own ‘Penguin Wall.’ These books hold a special place in Meg's heart, as not only are they iconic with their striking color-coded covers and the many series that were published, but they are a wonderful piece of bookish history.
When first published 82 years ago, Penguin Books were delivered to service men and prisoners of war camps. Few of these early copies survive and have become highly collectible.
The Ironbridge Bookshop
LJ Ross, author
Sir Terry Pratchett, author