The little (free) bookshop round the corner

Every time I go to Libri Liberi with a bag of books to donate, I feel a certain nervousness. This is no ordinary book-crossing venue. The elderly lady who attends to it will take her time to evaluate my volumes one by one, long enough for me to drop my “smug donor” smile, gravely enough … More The little (free) bookshop round the corner

Little places I love: Lestofante is an experience of cosyness

Let’s open a new series that I’ll just call “Little places I love”.  Or #littleplacesIlove if you like. Lestofante is small and yes I love it. If we were in Holland I’d say it’s gezelling, a wonderful dutch term that summarizes a bouquet of feelings: “cosy”, “intimate”, “welcoming”, “convivial”. You get the idea.   Not properly a … More Little places I love: Lestofante is an experience of cosyness