In the 1950s and 1960s the small English bookshop Better Books of Charing Cross Road became the center of the London avant-garde movement. Situated across from Saint Martins School of Art, this humble bookstore developed into a den of discontent and cradle for creativity, catalyzing a new breed of “angry young men.” United in their distrust of the cultural norms, the post-war generation of artists, poets and writers found new ways to distance themselves from the previous generation. Many of these artists first met one another and took refuge at Tony Godwin’s Charing Cross bookstore Better Books.
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