The Crooked Book

Here’s an unusual arts venue, The Crooked Book. Its been open on Boscombe main road for about 6 months now. I’ve been introduced to this cornucopia of a book-come-coffee shop by Tim Smart who’s brought the Smart Family Band here tonight, as the shop are exhibiting some of his drawings. Tim gives us a brief introduction, then renders the story behind some of the artwork (involving an nineteenth century failed entrepreneur and the object of his demise, a beached whale)

Smart Family Band @ Crooked BookThe band are broadly acoustic again as per last night, and are making some intimate music for this very much in-the-round performance in the middle of the shop. There’s a great little buzz about the place, and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee is irresistible. Its also good to be able to browse for books while everything is going on 🙂

Thanks to byanushka for permission to reuse their photo of The Crooked Book