Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wanted: A Landlord Like Lord Salisbury

No disrespect to our current rent collector, but we would flee Main Street toute de suite if we could get a landlord like Lord Salisbury. Not only does dude make a mean steak, but he's willing to forgo raising the rent just so he can keep London's Cecil Court a book lover's dream. Londonist has the scoop:
Where Charing Cross Road used to be London's main bookish thoroughfare, rising rents have pushed many of the small independents out of business. Cecil Court is lucky enough to have a sympathetic landlord in Lord Salisbury; while he's not quite the "wealthy benefactor" that a passer-by was overheard (mis)informing his companion, he is keen to keep the street as the specialist book area it's been for over 100 years.
To read the rest of this piece, click here.
To see Londonist's photo tour of Cecil Court's booksellers, click here.