Amazon puts paid to Charing Cross Road relic

At the Porcupine on Friday – infamous home of Intel roadmaps – I could not help but notice that an antiquarian shop that had been there since times immemorial, well OK for a while, has been displaced by a corporate chain.

Enter Patisserie Valerie in the Charing Cross Road, where formerly a fine bookstore was.


Personally, I blame Amazon more than I can blame Patisserie V. Although, however, PV is beginning to become a high street menace rather than the charming place it once was, in Soho, W1.

And a Tale of Two Cities. There’a  PV in Oxford too.  What can match the splendours of Oxford, now garnished by a Patisserie Valerie, aussi guv. ♥

3 responses to “Amazon puts paid to Charing Cross Road relic

  1. The original PV is less than 2 mins. walk away from this location…just hope this doesn’t happen to Maison Bertaux. As for the bookshop; I wouldn’t blame Amazon completely – they tend to sell new books rather than the antiques! I would guess it is something more mundane; the increase in rents and rates possibly?

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  2. Amazon sells absolutely everything and anything. So many bookshops are closing down these days. What’s his face is right, by 2020 we will all be confined indoors, forever.

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