Hall’s Bookshop as you know it will soon no longer exist. Well almost.
The famous shop will be closing soon for refurbishment.
The current owner, Sabrina Izzard (terrific interview here), is retiring and has sold the shop to Adrian Harrington who is going to put his own spin on the place.
Adrian already owns a rare book business in London and will be relocating this to the Chapel Place shop. Whilst refurbishing the shop over the coming few months with some nice new wooden floors and a lick or two of paint, the basement, which is currently used for storage, will be opened up as a gallery space.
Don't worry though the intention is to retain the style and character of the existing shop and I've been told that it'll even retain most of the books. One can only hope that the famous 10p bargain box will still live on too.
This is just another step in the evolution of the 115 year old shop that we should all be proud of.