I returned home yesterday from a couple of days in Lisbon with an unplanned cache - four books. Three of them came from a new discovery, a small bookshop that only carries books in English, Salted Books. The shop has only been open for a month, but apparently they are doing very well. Long may that continue.

While I was looking through their selection of books, there was a clattering of bottles going on behind the counter. I commented to the woman serving that it sounded as though she was cleaning up after a party. She said, “no,” but was preparing for a party that night and offered an invitation. Sadly we would have been back on the road home by that time. But if you are in Lisbon in search of an English language book, I would encourage you to check them out. Kids and young readers are also catered for.