If you haven't read this great book by Helene Hanff (true story) , do.
A well read, autodidactic (word of the day!) American lady who longs to visit Britain during the war years she develops an airmail friendship with a man (and his family) who worked in the iconic bookshop - Marks & Co, at 84 Charing Cross Road, London. Made into a film starring Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins in the 80's.
Helene got her wish - eventually. This book was responsible for my searching out the works of 'Q' - Arthur Quiller Couch.
Below is my treasury pick on Etsy - this is where you pick pictures of items other people are selling to illustrate your theme.
Not for any reason, just to share the images.