Bookstores of Conveyance

Shorn of its snobbery, the following passage might work well in describing the bookstores of a more modern form of conveyance.

from Talking About Detective Fiction
P. D. James

In 1851 The Times complained:

Every addition to the stock [of the bookstalls] was positively made on the assumption that persons of the better class who constitute the larger portion of railway readers lose their accustomed taste the moment they enter the station.


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