Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series has inspired a store owner to create an emporium filled with weird and wonderful objects.
Shops based on particular books are unusual. At London’s King’s Cross station there is a small store dealing in paraphernalia related to the boy wizard of Hogwarts fame.
Much further afield, in the Somerset town of Wincanton, there is The Discworld Emporium & Ankh-Morpork Consulate.
For those who have never read a book by the late Terry Pratchett, this shop’s frontage may be appealing but won’t mean much. For people in the know however, the shop sells items related to the late writer’s Discworld series.
The Ankh-Morpork part of the shop’s name comes from the fictional town that Wincanton is twinned with in Discworld.
With everything from books on witches to privately produced ‘Cinderalla stamps’ bearing Pratchett’s head instead of Queen Victoria’s on a Penny Black, this is a curiosity. It is also fitted out as an old fashioned Post Office in a manner that will be familiar to older readers.