About the English Bookshop
Books Books Books, the English Bookshop, was opened on 13th October 2008 by a very frustrated reader, Matthew Wake. At the time he was looking for a particular title, Them by Jon Ronson, and he could not find it anywhere in town. He believed that what Lausanne needed most of all was a friendly, independent bookshop with a knowledgeable staff and a good selection of books.
He decided to call the shop ‘Books Books Books’ because that was his focus – finding every customer a great story. He chose this logo as the Helvetica font reflects the Swiss origins of the shop and the bold typeface to serve as a reminder to take risks and be open.
Ten years later, he is still selling books. The bookshop has become a bit of literary hub, welcoming authors, poets, readers and browsers from all walks of life. It has also expanded into school books and 2nd hand books.
Matthew’s proud of the fact that the bookshop has opened doors for readers, writers and teachers throughout Switzerland.
Books Books Books appeared in this Books Ireland article.
Matthew wrote about bookselling in the time of COVID for Global Geneva.