Purveyor of private libraries | Atelier de bibliothèques privées

Now based in France, The Book Barge designs and sells little libraries for private homes and public spaces. It opened in 2009 as an independent bookshop operating from a 60′ cruiser stern narrowboat on British waterways. Since 2015 it has specialised in curating and housing very small collections of books, which are made to order or assembled by whim.

 

 

Sarah Henshaw

 

Sarah Henshaw

Sarah Henshaw is a bookseller, journalist and former librarian, and author of The Bookshop that Floated Away (Constable, 2014). She has written for the Telegraph, the Independent and Elle Decoration, is editor of the society magazines of the Inland Waterways Association and River Thames Society and is deputy editor of Waterways World magazine. She writes about books, boats and design and lives afloat in France.