Bookcase, possibly the largest and most serious-minded secondhand bookstore in the UK has now absorbed its sibling, Bookends, which is a shop for new books. The resulting megastore gives Carlisle a one-stop shop that makes the city an obvious weekend break for anyone into books. This is especially so for historians: the proximity to Hadrian’s Wall makes Carlisle a major destination for readers of Classics and the Ancient world. Nice cafe too. Here’s a gallery to show the changes the merger has brought. Click the Bookcase link above for an extensive gallery of the shop and more information on Carlisle and its bookshops. Also, more here about Cake & Ale, the in-shop cafe. Drool away.
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‘God did not answer to the studies of the lawyers, so why should the president?’
The first A.I. President of the United States of America was developed from the last human incumbent, Donald J. Trump. The resultant hybrid immediately absorbed enough popular and literary culture to write a revolutionary Manifesto. Packed with heroes and villains, celebrity anecdotes, and motivational coaching, every page provokes and prophesies with both the lyricism of a romantic and the coolness of automation.