Monday, 14 March 2011

Albion Beatnik

I've been meaning to write something about this place for ages, but for one reason or another never got round to it. Anyway, a visit on Saturday re-affirmed my resolution to do so. The Albion Beatnik is a small, perfectly stocked independent bookshop in the Jericho area of Oxford. A nice little street anyway, with good pubs and all that stuff, but the bookshop is really worth a visit. Big selection of Beat stuff, all nice US pressings, a really good poetry section, second hand books, good coffee and tea, and a real genuine bookshop owner as you'd want them to be; crazy long curly hair, glasses, air of easy intellect and love of jazz.