KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON – DISCOVERED IN ALNWICK…

Nearly all book-lovers in the North-East of England are familiar with Barter Books of Alnwick.  It is a fantastic ex-railway station that has been turned into one of the most delightful, snuggly bookstores in the country.  What I certainly did not know, however, was that it was also home to the ‘rediscovery’ of those now-infamous ‘Keep Calm and Carry On‘ posters which have been reproduced and bastardised countless times in the last couple of years.

Here is a fascinating short documentary on how Barter Books discovered the (never issued) classic British WWII poster.

Via Kottke

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