A few years ago we visited Barter Books in Alnwick, Northumberland. In the guide book it was billed as the largest secondhand bookshop in Europe. I’m not sure if that is true, but for someone who adores books, reading and especially secondhand books, it was a special treat. Bookshelves beyond counting and all sorts of memorobilia and types of reading material. So when I saw the shop on a magazine programme on TV my ears pricked up. Apparently, they initiated the marketing of a wartime poster, and it has spread out into all sorts of products. The slogan was on a poster never actually used during World War II – it had been planned for the dreaded prospect of a possible invasion of Britain by the Germans.
It is absolutely spot on for the times we live in, on all sorts of levels. What do you think?