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Word on the Water

A floating bookshop, great books, friendly dog, warm stove, poetry slams and live music on our roof stage. Now shipping books to UK and worldwide. 💚

King's Cross, London

Joined on 13 July, 2011

http://www.wordonthewater.co.uk

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Picture not showing up for some reason. So here's us in happier, less locked-down times!

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Thank you to @Iberia_en for featuring us on their list of prettiest and unconventional bookshops. 💚

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Quoted @germyradin

This year I would like to start working with publishing companies to coach touring writers on performance.

Replying to @emmarault: signal boosting--not only is Jeremy Radin a fine poet, he's also one of the most compelling performers of his own work that…

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signal boosting--not only is Jeremy Radin a fine poet, he's also one of the most compelling performers of his own work that I've ever seen ⬇️

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Granary Square before the lockdown..

Books delivered to your door:

#kingscross #granarysquare

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Replying to @Ginsbergpoem: @wordonthewater - #BornOnThisDay - Eric Mottram - & on The Allen Ginsberg…

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@wordonthewater - #BornOnThisDay - Eric Mottram - & on The Allen Ginsberg Project

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Replying to @wordonthewater: Wonderful touching piece by the bookbarge's extended family member, @emmarault

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I wanted to catch that poetry, its terse, strange beauty. Most translations have caught meanings in their net, but prosily, letting the beauty slip through. And in poetry, beauty is no ornament; it is the meaning. It is the truth.

Ursula le Guin, on translating the Tao Te Ching

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Meditating's like smoking, you start and you don't really notice anything - then you try to stop and everything seems AWFUL, lol

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This feature by @GasholderLDN made us smile. 💚

Fingers crossed we'll have the live poetry performances back next year.

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Replying to @DoroLef: Last week I read Fresh Air and Empty Streets by Oliver Cable. Bought @wordonthewater. #ChooseBookshops

Just began reading Th…

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Last week I read Fresh Air and Empty Streets by Oliver Cable. Bought @wordonthewater. #ChooseBookshops

Just began reading The Midnight Library by @matthaig1.

What are you #reading and where did you buy the book?

#SupportIndependentbookshops

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Quoted @GuardianBooks

The best children's books of 2020 for all ages

A few ideas

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We're open! Come say hi to Jon and Star and Jazz the parrot, sit by the fire and pick out some Christmas bargains..

..or if you'd rather, annoy Amazon and let us take the stress out of buying presents by visiting our online bookbarge:

💚📚⛴💚

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Replying to @emmarault: “May-December relationship is such a dumbass term,” I complain to Dori. “How do your fifties equate to December? That’s, lik…

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10 December, 2017. ❄️

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Quoted @emmarault

“May-December relationship is such a dumbass term,” I complain to Dori. “How do your fifties equate to December? That’s, like, October at the most.”


for @GuernicaMag, I wrote about age-gap outrage & falling in love with a woman thirty years older than me

Wonderful touching piece by the bookbarge's extended family member, @emmarault

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Star's no fool, she's heading inside to lie by the fire. 🔥

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Replying to @soupmother: If you don't know, then do yourself a favour and read this
@wordonthewater #SocialScienceFiction #…

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If you don't know, then do yourself a favour and read this
@wordonthewater #SocialScienceFiction #BooksToRead @ursulaleguin

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We're thrilled to be reopening from midday until 7PM every day, and our hardworking team 🐶 is ready and waiting for you! See you soon...

For those further afield, our online shop is still open and delivering books, subscriptions and solidarity to your door.📚

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The crisis nudged us into creating our online Bookbarge, where you can have any of 5 million titles delivered to you. If you'd rather support independent business shopping for books online, the income is helping us to pay our debts from the lockdown.

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