In London, a floating, mobile bookshop
City rivers and canals have always been important places for business. The proof comes with a floating bookshop in London.
In urban areas, more and more businesses are becoming mobile, notably with the trend of food trucks. But in some cities, tarmac isn’t the only way to move around… water is an alternative.
That’s the case in London where there are canals everywhere. It’s on these waters that you can find Word on the Water, a bookshop on an old pleasure boat.
The business specialises in old books and poetry, although you can also find the latest publications. With a space of 20m2, it’s still possible to sit down in a comfortable armchair to flick through the book of your choice.
In the summer, an awning is installed on the boat. There you can find second-hand booksellers as well as musicians who liven up the area.
The library floats calmly on the canals around Camden and Hackney. It has used the digital revolution to help the service, given that customers can find out the latest docking area, or new publications through Facebook and Twitter.
Word on the Water
61C Wharf Rd
London N1 7RN