Li­brary run by chemists

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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

Dorset DT11 9EU

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