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The pop-up library in Selfridges

The seriously stylish department store, Selfridges, has opened their very own pop-up library until March 1st. The 15,000-book library set up in the UltraLounge space in the basement area of Selfridges Oxford Street was curated by publishers Faber, Penguin, Tashen and Thames & Hudson. It aims to promote the beauty and power of the written word, and to reinforce the importance of libraries at a time when many libraries are being threatened by cuts and closures. Shopaholics can enjoy handwriting analysis sessions, storytelling workshops, Penguin Classics book clubs, audio books, reading material on iPads and a game of Scrabble on interactive screens. Plenty of celebrities are also joining in the celebration, such as Sophie Dahl and Thandie Newton, sharing their most treasured reads with the public.

Kimberley Chen

Kimberley Chen is a London-based writer.

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