Letter: Lipsticks and library books in Whitby

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Do you remember Boots Booklovers Library in Whitby?

Boots the chemist once had subscription libraries within their stores.

Founded by Florence Boot in 1899, they were extremely popular and in their heyday they had more than a million subscribers.

Whitby was home to a branch of Boots library.

In my book, Lipsticks and Library Books, former staff share entertaining anecdotes of wealthy, eccentric subscribers and a way of life that existed really not so long ago but which seems very distant from today.

Boots library in Whitby probably closed in the mid 1960s.

I would love to hear from anyone who worked there. I am on 01929 459207

Jackie Winter

The Chantries

Winterborne Zelston

Dorset