Amongst my various different longings during lockdown, one of the things I miss are trips to bookshops and browsing the shelves for new stories Bookstores are magical places.
We are spending more time online and on our phones than ever before, which has prompted many to question how much time they spend staring at their devices. The technology backlash has been a boon for books. As people try to reduce their screen time, we're turning back to reading more physical books. Lockdown is the perfect opportunity to get reading more regularly.
The local bookshop is the heart and soul of a community - each one unique, each one filled with local characters, legendary stories, surprising quirks, and comfortable charm. As readers, we cherish them as sanctuaries for learning and dreaming.