There is so much talk about book shops closing down in the Danish medias right now. Often old, family run book shops that have existed for decades. Of course I think it's such a shame - I love book shops and especially the smaller, personal ones. On the other hand I do know it's part of a development that is hard to avoid with more and more printed matter being converted into digital versions. Which I also really sympathize with and see all the advantages in. I guess my mind is very mixed on this topic - and so far I cannot imagine myself reading stories to my kids on an iPad.
Today I went to a little local book shop for the last time - it's closing down and the owner had emptied the basement for all the good stuff hiding down there. They were selling the last titles very cheap and I was so happy to find three of Inger and Lasse Sandberg's stories about Tommel (the thumb). They are from 1980 and very typical for that time - but the stories are no less droll and whimsical than all Inger and Lasse Sanberg's books, and we love to read them.
See more Inger and Lasse Sandberg here and here.