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A barra-load of books (Print 2570385)

A barra-load of books (Print 2570385)

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Glasgow has always been a city of readers, and we love a bargain, hence, for generations, the city was littered with book barrows.

Featuring everything from old encyclopedias to text books, potboilers to the classics (and the odd 'risque' novel), they provided the perfect lunchtime rummaging spot for the city's bookworms.

It's 1949, and this guy had parked his barra up a lane, but, where, we're not sure. Even the presence of a Dunn & Co outfitters, across the road, is of little help, as there were various branches across the city.


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Please be aware that due to their age some images may show imperfections. This is as a result of the technology available at the time they were captured and/or scanned and saved for our records.