84, Charing Cross Road - Helene Hanff An absolute delight to read.

This is a reminder of a different time, when letters took weeks to arrive and when first editions of the classics were (relatively) affordable. It is also an illustration of how a love of books can bind people from vastly different backgrounds in lasting friendship and affection.

Most of us don't write letters to booksellers in other countries anymore. Indeed, most of us don't write letters anymore. But those of us who love books and reading still find ways to connect with others who feel the same way.

Recommended for anyone who has made a friend through a love of reading.