A Warm Welcome from Foyles, London

A Bookstore Tour of London

London is a paradise for book lovers. The iconic city is home to everything from small, dusty independent booksellers to giant retail chains. On a recent visit to the city, I set myself up around Covent Garden and Piccadilly to check out some of the capital's best bookstores. Similarly to my Bookstore Tour of Barcelona…

A Bookstore Tour of Barcelona

It's no secret that many bookstores have struggled in recent years. Online retailers like Amazon offer cheap books, while eBooks are convenient substitutes for bulky hardbacks. Still, it's not all doom and gloom for brick and mortar bookstores. Numerous studies have shown that many people still prefer physical books. Barcelona is a great destination for…

Good Morning, Mr Mandela by Zelda la Grange (Audiobook & Book Review)

I read this memoir by Nelson Mandela's former secretary, Zelda la Grange, at the end of last year. Or, to be more accurate, I listened to it on audiobook. In Good Morning, Mr Mandela, la Grange provides a uniquely human account of this icon of the modern age during his presidential and later years. It…