Huddersfield has two. One in the town centre and one in the Kingsgate Shopping centre – the former being a far better store.
Whilst in the top Waterstones I noticed that the layout had been altered since my last visit.
This led to an enjoyable re-exploration of the store; more so as friends of mine work there.
I was recently given a book token as a gift and so was looking for anything interesting that might jump out.
I have a fairly predictable routine in book stores.
Science Fiction Fantasy, then horror, then graphic novels and roleplaying games and finally philosophy, spirituality and occult.
A lot of stores don’t have the latter but the better of Huddersfield’s Waterstones does.
Whilst attempting to move from the science fiction/fantasy section to horror, I was blocked by two young gentlemen.
They looked like students and roleplayers to boot. (It takes one to know one).
Rather than bully them out of the way (as I did later in the day when looking for a Rider/Waite Tarot deck in the Kingsgate Waterstones) I stood and waited for them to finish browsing.
On the shelf were two impressive, black bound hardcover compilations of stories by H. P. Lovecraft.
I have both, I’m quite a fan of Lovecraft as are many that people I know. These two compilations are really well put together and part of a set covering the works of a number of other similar authors.
Oh look, Lovecraft
Hurr Hurr … I LOVE Lovecraft
What’s that… the necmuh erm necromah… erm neh…
Oh yeah… that’s his best one isn’t it, the Necronomicon?
I quite like ‘The Raven’
Yeah, that’s his best work… the Raven.