Living in Lincoln I’m fortunate enough to be surrounded by some brilliant bookworm hideouts! One of these is The Bookstop Cafe halfway up Steep Hill.
Today was my first visit, but I loved the location in the historic Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln. The cafe is in the refurbished basement of Imperial Teas of Lincoln, meaning there is a great range of coffees and tea. As you settle down into the plush leather sofas or wicker chairs, you are surrounded by bookshelves holding a range of fiction and non-fiction. There is even a shelf especially dedicated to books by local authors!
Whilst I was enjoying my hot chocolate (decorated with cream and marshmallows, of course) I spotted an original Bloomsbury cover version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I snatched the copy from the shelf, eager to see how much it would be. I’ve been trying to collect the original covered books as they were the ones I had as a child. Expecting Rowling’s book to be quite pricey, as they are online, I was delighted to see the price was only £1.50!
Content with my carrot cake, hot chocolate and newly acquired Harry Potter, I settled down to have a quiet read. The Bookstop Cafe is the perfect environment for this, the size meaning it is never noisy and they often play tranquil, classical music.
I’m so glad I gave it a try- I have a feeling I will be popping up the hill for a couple more visits!
As always, thank you for reading! Do you have a favourite place to go for a quiet read? Where do you find some bargain best sellers? Please feel free to comment/like/share!