"Baker Street West" is the brain child of Linda and Wolf Hein, owners of Hein & Company Rare and Used Books. The bookstore is a book lover's delight. Their second floor, "Baker Street West", so far is a recreation of the living/dining room of Sherlock Holmes and and Dr. Watson's living quarters at 221B Baker Street, as well as Mrs. Hudson's Tea Shoppe. But it soon will be a recreation of a Victorian era street, with shops (or should I say "shoppes") capturing the spirit of Victorian London, and named after some of Doyle's characters.
|Before the evening started. Sherlock's|
quarters are behind this partition. But
this has lots of atmosphere, as you
|Members were seated and then the meeting came to order.|
|A character dressed for the times.|
I read two
was the famous
shared earlier in
the day with me and other MX authors online,
by Amy Thomas,
one of the Baker Street Babes. The Baker Street Babes is a Sherlock Holmes Society that you can read about HERE, and you can read this moving sonnet there as well. In a team effort, the members translated this poem into over 30 languages in commemoration of the 85th anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's death. When I read it, the audience was hushed.
Then I read a chapter from my book, Imogene and the Case of the Missing Pearls, which was quite rewarding, because this was an attentive audience.
|Copies of my book, along with issues of The Sherlock Holmes Journal,|
a quarterly journal published by The Sherlock Holmes Society of London
|You don't see them, but there were some wonderful costumes|
|As I say, an attentive and rewarding audience.|
|Reading the sonnet: "2221B" (where it's always 1895).|
|Amy, they really liked that poem.|
For someone who just loves to read, whether or not you are into Sherlock Holmes, Hein & Company Rare and Used Books is a book lover's delight. You could spend hours there, curled up on comfortable chairs, visited by the resident cats, surrounded by the wonderful musty smell of books.
And, who knows? You might find me curled up reading an irresistible book.
How about you? Are you addicted to books? Do you like used book stores? Are you a Sherlock Holmes fan?