Jon 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.
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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.