Library run by chemists
DoyourememberBootsBooklovers Library in Peterborough?
Bootsthechemistoncehad subscription libraries within their stores.
Founded by Florence Boot in 1899, they were extremely popular and in their heyday they had more than a million subscribers.
Peterboroughwashometo a branch of Boots library.
In my book “.Lipsticks and Library Books”, former staff share entertaining anecdotes of wealthy, eccentric subscribers and strict spinster librarians. It tells the story of a privileged elite in a world that existed really not so long ago but which seems very distant from today.
Boots library in Peterborough probably closed in the early 1960s. I would be interestedtohearfromanyonewho remembers it. Jackie Winter 01929 459207 The Chantries Winterborne Zelston
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