I'm working out of a co-working space in town today, and walked into a bookshop during my lunch break. Yes, a physical bookshop. You know they still exist, right?
Unfortunately there is only one independent bookshop left in Swansea and that one is in the lovely seaside village of Mumbles, not in the town centre. I was walking around in Waterstones, one of the larger bookstore chains in the UK. The one in Swansea is inside the old Carlton Cinema, a historic building with a beautiful glass facade.
They do have a pretty extensive collection of books, and I noticed the following ones which piqued my interest:
- The Dispossessed, by Ursula le Guin
- Bullshit Jobs, by David Graeber
- Optimism over Despair and Global Discontents, by Noam Chomsky
Let me know in the comments if you can guess the thread that ties these authors together! 😜