I spent an enjoyable afternoon in London yesterday browsing through some of my favourite places - British Museum, Foyles Bookshop and Waterstones Oxford Circus. I had heard about the Words Words Words event at Selfridges and popped in to have a look.
The Ultralounge on the ground floor has been transformed into a library where you can relax and reflect away from the noise and crowds of Oxford Street. There are plenty of books to sit and read from classics to modern fiction and interests such as art to food. My favourite features are the wall decorated with books and the Penguin Story Chairs which provide headphones for you to listen to the first sentence, paragraph, page or chaper of randomly selected classics read by favourite voices. I had a lovely time listening to Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Kidnapped, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Stig of the Dump, Peter Pan, Goodnight Mr Tom and Wuthering Heights.
Words Words Words is open until 1st March and there are plenty of events such as Penguin book clubs, talks and handwriting analysis. I recommend a visit if you are in the Oxford Street area!