Book Research in Europe

May brought new opportunities to connect with bookstores and booksellers in London.  Below are some photos from the month researching opportunities to connect with like minds in the UK.

Marti Melville sitting in front of The King's Library (London, England)
Sitting in front of The King’s Library (London, England)
Printing press used for many of the books stored in London (photo by Marti Melville)
Printing press used for many of the books stored here
The Vault to The King's Library in London (photo by Marti Melville)
The Vault to The King’s Library in London
Hatchard's Book Sellers -- the oldest bookstore in Europe
Hatchard’s Book Sellers — the oldest bookstore in Europe
Hatchard's Booksellers est. 1797
Hatchard’s Booksellers est. 1797
Staircase leading to the second floor
Staircase leading to the second floor
An amazing energy in this place!  Hatchard's Booksellers
An amazing energy in this place! Hatchard’s Booksellers
Four stories of books
Four stories of books
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Made some great connections here – hoping to place The Deja vu Chronicles — I absolutely LOVE Hatchard’s Booksellers
An amazing find in Hatchard's Booksellers
An amazing find 
London, England
London, England
Book Antiquities Shops
Book Antiquities Shops
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Shelves filled with antique books — some worth more than $200k each
A very narrow staircase leading down to more treasures
A very narrow staircase leading down to more treasures
Gathering details from the experts about my purchases
Gathering details from the experts about my purchases
$200+ books encased for protection
$200+ books encased for protection
Closing the deal
Closing the deal
Another satisfied customer
Another satisfied customer
Standing in front of a very old door - London, England.
Standing in front of a very old door – London, England.