You may not expect to find your favourite book floating on Regent’s Canal but this London book barge is exactly where those in the know head to find theirs.
Word on the Water, a bookstore on a barge, is truly a book-lovers paradise. Every nook and cranny of this 100-year-old Dutch barge is stacked with neat rows of new and used classics, cult, contemporary fiction and a large range of children’s books. Customers are welcome to browse the books displayed outside or jump aboard and cosy up with a book by the stove! While books are clearly the star of the show, every inch of this book barge is cleverly used to its fullest potential. Word on the Water runs talks on art, technology, feminism and politics. Musicians and performers also make use of the barge’s roof stage and solar sound system for open mic sessions and there’s even an occasional poetry slam!