Friday, 3 September 2010

Lyme Regis' oldest bookshop closes

Serendip Fine Books in Broad Street, owned by Marguerite Chapman, has closed after over 40 years of trading.

The shop's façade (see above) had been left as dressed for the shooting of The French Lieutenant's Woman (1982).

It's always sad when a bookshop closes, but all is not lost because we hear that it is to be taken over by Chris and Bee Paignton who run The Archway Bookshop in Axminster. They plan to re-open the shop 20 October.

In the meantime Marguerite Chapman is looking for a small shop in Lyme Regis so that she can continue selling secondhand books.

We will keep you posted on any developments over the next few weeks.

Bookshops in the Lyme Regis area
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