Why reading fiction matters Glass Creative Studios Books, Pinboard 24 ‘Reading for pleasure is a journey that never ends.’ Jon Privett, Word on the Street bookseller. Photo: Stephanie Smith [dropcap]J[/dropcap]on Privett was selling books illegally from a shopping cart on Old Street when Archway Market manager Stephanie Smith invited him to be her first trader, buying him a trolley, a travelcard and a phone. His exceptional selection of books and passion for literature soon won the hearts and minds of local customers – and eight years later he remains at the heart of the Saturday operation with his stall out on Thursdays too. With over forty years of reading experience, John is the man to ask if you want a recommendation. Here are a handful of superior tips to get the most out of a book. [box style=”rounded” border=”full”] Top 5 tips by Jon • Reading for pleasure is a journey that never ends and takes us to unexpected places. It is a cumulative process that builds up from its own foundations. • When we make our reading choices we furnish and decorate the rooms of our minds as well as replenishing our personal storehouse of knowledge and information. The bookstall. Photo: Stephen Emms• Reading can give us the benefit of experiences we would choose to avoid in real life, from shipwrecks to victimisation, madness and violence. • By choosing books from beyond our own sense of identity we can gain a breadth of understanding and insight into other people and other ideologies. • Well-chosen literature does not merely entertain, it can enlighten and expand our minds.[/box] Find Archway Market every Saturday from 10-5pm on Holloway Road up near Upper Holloway overground. One Response leslieworks 13th November 2014 He makes very salient points, all of which I agree with and benefit from! Thanks for sharing it, Kentishtowner. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.