So I was particularly impressed when I visited The Kew Bookshop in west London and found myself surrounded by hundreds of note cards with mini introductions to all manner of books.
Having read the plot synopsis, generous and warm-hearted were not words I was anticipating, so I'm looking forward to reading about a subject I've not encountered before and seeing how the bookshop's review applies.
While walking around the bookshop I took lots of photos of the cards, at the time thinking it would help share the excellent reviews and show you how great they are, but as I write I realise it would be wrong to share them here. Instead the only recommendation I need to share is to give is to encourage you to go and visit and see the cards for yourselves - and allow them to introduce you to your next great read. Not even a stone's throw from Kew Garden tube station it's certainly easy to find and definitely worth your time.
And the thing about recommendations? The reason I visited The Kew Bookshop was because someone got in touch to tell me how great the place is.
The Kew Bookshop
1-2 Station Approach, Richmond, London, TW9 3QB
Tel: 020 8940 0030
UPDATE: I've just heard The Kew Bookshop is under threat of closure. Bookshops are already far too endangered and it would be a tragedy to lose this little gem to 'luxury retail'. Please sign the petition to help save this one.