By Remez Sasson
There is a bookstore in London, which I always enjoy visiting. It is called Watkins Books, and is situated near Leicester Square, at 19-21 Cecil Court, Charing Cross Road. Every time I travel to London, I go to Watkins books, and spend some time there, browsing, reading, and of course buying a few books, from the very large collection of books they have.
Watkins Books specialize in books about esoteric subjects, spiritual growth, meditation, Indian philosophies and spiritual masters, mysticism, astrology, various methods of divination, magic and the occult, and self improvement. It is probably the oldest bookstore on these subjects, having been founded more than 100 years ago.
Watkins Books – An interesting personal experience:
On one of my visits to Watkins Books, about twenty years ago, I discovered a book, which I liked very much. The words in the book spoke directly to my inner consciousness, and brought me a great sense of inner peace and inner happiness.
The book had a hard cover and contained many pages. I wanted to buy it, but as it was a bit too expensive, and I had already bought several books and made some shopping, I did not want to have overweight luggage when returning back home. Yet, as the book was very intriguing, I said myself that I will come back to the bookshop at the end of my stay in London, and maybe I will buy it then.
On the last day of my visit I happened to be quite near Watkins Books, but as I was with friends, and the flight back was due in just a few hours later, I decided not to go to the bookstore.