Thursday, August 06, 2009

Alexandrian Gold

Alexandrian Gold on Dark Passage is a bookshop with a difference. From the moment you open the door you are assaulted with the musts and spices of the orient, usually because Harold, the proprietor, leaves the back window open and the restaurant next door is open all day.

The other thing to strike you will be the huge mahogany desk behind which sits a woman with one eye. Ever helpful, she will direct you to whatever book you were in the mood to read whether it be modern chick-lit or ancient tomes of esoteric knowlege before you even told her what you came in for.

There is, however, no public bathroom



image: Hypatia of Alexandria

6 comments:

stephanie said...

And which leg of the tour is this shop on? I want to meet the woman who can direct me to books I want since I never seem to know what it is I'm after.

Leatherdykeuk said...

heh! That would be Julie. Alexandrian Gold is the penultimate stop on the tour.

aims said...

Love the name - Dark Passage.

And the smell of the place because of the restaurant next door. Too funny.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Thank you Aims :)

Spiky Zora Jones said...

I came by to say hi. What a lovely interesting place that bookshop is. :0)
ciao honey.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Thanks Zora. Good to see you :)