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Rio at Literary Emporium Ltd

"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.

Happy Birthday F. Scott Fitzgerald, born #onthisday in 1896 🍾🥂


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It’s the autumn equinox this weekend which means it’s officially time to layer a chunky knit with your Literary Emporium t-shirt!🍁 •
Are you an autumn enthusiast? I must admit that while I can appreciate the beauty of autumn, it does spark my apprehension of the months ahead as I enter the busiest time of year for the business (don’t get me wrong, I love what I do but the next few months are hard!😅). •

I hope that whether you’re an autumn lover or not, you enjoy the show that nature is about to put on for us 🍂


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“You see, bookshops are dreams built of wood and paper. They are time travel and escape and knowledge and power. They are, simply put, the best of places.” - @jenvcampbell, The Bookshop Book

At @bookbarn_international there’s a chalkboard sign, handwritten with this wonderful quote from @jenvcampbell and it couldn’t be more perfect 👌 @bookbarn_international is a haven for book lovers, somewhere to forget about the outside world while you browse the shelves for hidden treasures. I’ve shared more Bookbarn pics over in my stories 😊📚


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Absolutely love this photo from @thornsaroundbooksnfilms of our complete Dystopian pin set ✊ What’s your favourite Dystopian novel?

Don’t forget to tag me in your pin photos 😊 I’m gonna share a few more of your pics over on my stories #pingamestrong


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We’ve given our Alice in Wonderland socks a refresh and they’re now made with super soft, brushed cotton. To celebrate the launch of our new and improved Alice socks we’re offering 30% off their usual price for 48 hours!

I’m not going to mention the ‘C’ word but may I suggest that you purchase them now to put away as a bookish stocking filler and feel smug in the knowledge you‘ve grabbed a bargain and got a head start on your seasonal shopping 🎁 😇#98daysuntilchristmas


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A Penguin rainbow to brighten up a dreary Sunday 🌈 Hope you all have a wonderful day ✨


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‘Don't tell me women are not the stuff of heroes,
I alone rode over the East Sea's winds for ten thousand leagues.
My poetic thoughts ever expand, like a sail between ocean and heaven.
I dreamed of your three islands, all gems, all dazzling with moonlight.
I grieve to think of the bronze camels, guardians of China, lost in thorns.
Ashamed, I have done nothing; not one victory to my name.
I simply make my war horse sweat. Grieving over my native land
hurts my heart. So tell me; how can I spend these days here?
A guest enjoying your spring winds?’ - A feminist poet and revolutionary, Qiu Jin fought for Chinese independence and women’s liberation until her execution in 1911 ❤️ •

I’m on the look out for an English translation of Qiu Jin’s poetry, so if anyone knows of one, please let me know ☺️


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“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.” •

A huge thank you to everyone who has purchased our Sylvia Plath inspired t-shirt - you’ve helped raise almost £500 for @mindcharity so far! 🖤
Mind provides vital advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem and campaigns to improve services to ensure that everyone gets the support they need. 10% of the sale from each of these tees is donated to @mindcharity. #mentalhealthawareness #worldsuicidepreventionday


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Confession time...despite being a huge fan of gothic literature, I’ve never read Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca 😱 So when @oursharedshelf chose this as their book selection for September/October, I knew this was the perfect opportunity to finally read it.

The only copy I have is this beautiful 1946 edition which I picked up for £1 a few years ago at @bookbarn_international.

I love the simplicity of the typography and the faded, pale blue cover (swipe to see more pics) but it’s so fragile that I’m scared to break it. Maybe I should get hold of a modern edition for book club purpose... 😏 #anyexcusetobuymorebooks

Have you read Rebecca?


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I’m not sure how I feel about it being sweatshirt weather again but I guess it’s not all bad if you can wear some words from one of your favourite books!

There’s a few Jane Eyre sweatshirts left in stock and all the other sweatshirt designs will be restocked over the next few weeks 🍁


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Hands up if you wish you were catching the Hogwarts Express #backtohogwarts today 🙋‍♀️🚂✨