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Blog posts of '2022' 'January'

President’s Picks: Simon Allford’s favourite architecture books

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RIBA President Simon Allford shares his love of browsing bookshops and his recommended reading list

Have you ever had the pleasure of visiting the RIBA bookshop in person?

As happy as I am to browse websites for my online purchases, with books, as with clothes, one needs to touch, smell and ‘wear’ a book. Too many books are, of course, too heavy to be worn by anything but a coffee table! For this reason, I still harbour a fondness for pocket books that I can dip into – and bookshops that ...