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Vice Fashion - Bookshop Boys

Photos by David TitlowStyling by Mischa Notcutt
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2.2.08

PHOTOGRAPHER: DAVID TITLOW

STYLIST: MISCHA NOTCUTT

Tristram wears jacket and cardigan by J.Lindeberg, shirt by Paul Smith and jeans by American Apparel

TRISTRAM BAWTREE

Age: 23

Shop: Shipleys,

Charing Cross Road

Vice: What is working in a bookshop like?

Tristram:

Why work in this pokey hovel? Why not work at a Borders and get free Starbucks?

What is your favourite book of all time?

Narcissus and Goldmund

ΔΙΑΦΗΜΙΣΗ

That sounds pretty intense. Ever seen anything like that round here?

Connor wears jumper by Lacoste, shirt by Jil Sander and trousers by Ralph Lauren

CONNOR DONLON

Age: 28

Shop: Donlon Books,

Herald Street,

Bethnal Green

Vice: You must really like books to work here all day.

Connor:

You seem to sell pretty specialist stuff. Have the larger bookshops ever affected you?

What would be your go-to book in a time of need?

There’s also a gallery here. Anyone ever spilt some Beck’s on the books at an opening?

Thomas wears jumper by Filippa K and shirt by Uniqlo

THOMAS BROCK

Age: 22

Shop: Lovejoys,

Charing Cross Road

Vice: What is it about working in a bookshop that gets you going?

Thomas:

There’s a big Books Etc across the road, why not work there? They look like they’d have a dental plan.

Which single tome really stokes your coals?

Papillon

Paul wears T-shirt by Ambiguous, cardigan by Fred Perry, tank top cardigan by French Connection and jeans by Levi’s

PAUL SAMMUT

Age: 26

Shop: ICA Bookshop,

St James’s Park

Vice: What first got you into the whole working in a bookshop thing?

Paul:

Why here and not Waterstone’s?

Which book would you tuck up with on a cold night where it was so bleak that the TV was no longer even working?

The So-Called Utopia of the Centre Beaubourg

Stuart wears T-shirt by Onitsuka Tiger, shirt and jacket by Diesel, jumper by Lacoste, jeans by Uniqlo and shoes by J.Lindeberg'

STUART HAMMOND

Age: 25

ΔΙΑΦΗΜΙΣΗ

Shop: The Riverside Bookshop, London Bridge

Vice: Why work in a bookshop?

Stuart:

How do you feel about independent shops being gobbled up by the chains?

What book really gets you going?

The Adventures of Augie March

White Noise

Treasure Island

Lolita.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

What happens in here? It is pretty quiet. Doesn’t exactly seem a barrel of laughs.

Max wears jacket by J.Lindeberg, shirt by Vivienne Westwood, jumper by Lacoste and trousers by Fred Perry

MAX HARRISON

Age: 22

Shop: Soho Books,

Charing Cross Road

Vice: What first attracted you to spending all day working in a room surrounded by dead people’s words written down on paper?

Max:

What has been your experience of the increasing dominance of the larger chains in the market?

Which single book would you take over all others?

Have you ever given a customer an incorrect piece of advice?