84, Charing Cross Road
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff is a lovely story told through a series of letters between the Author who lived in New York City and a London bookshop. Fed up with horrid looking paperbacks she writes the staff at Marks & Co looking for inexpensive but good quality hardbacks. This takes place after WWII and as she gets to know the people in the shop, she starts to take an active role in their lives from across the ocean. She sends care packages full of foods that are not readily availible, nylons and the sorts of things in short supply in London at the time. This is a very quick read, only about 100 pages or so and the letters are generally short. But it is a lovely story and definatly has earned it's place on my books about books shelf.