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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

“I do not like postmodernism, postapocalyptic settings, postmortem narrators, or magic realism….I do not like genre mash-ups a la the literary detective novel or the literary fantasy.

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secrets of booksellers (shhh don't tell)

In some ways we seem like experts on books, us little booksellers here at Old Firehouse. Some of us are better than others, some read more than others, some have their sole section, others jump around the store. 483 more words

CEM 21 No. 48 2014, Writing

The seasons are changing: Winter is becoming spring and the world is seemingly coming alive as it shrugs off the gelid embrace of the cold months. 331 more words


London Book Fair: the quest for digital innovation

But one of the most talked-about announcements at the fair came from a conventional publisher, Penguin Random House, which announced that it was developing a consumer website that would allow readers to buy books through a network of 350 independent bookshops.

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Percy Dobell (1871-1956)

Percy John Dobell served as president of the International Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (as the ABA was then called) in 1922.  Born at Kentish Town in North London in the latter part of 1871, he was the second son of Bertram Dobell (1842-1914), at that time a twenty-nine year old newsagent and tobacconist on bustling Queen’s Crescent, and his wife Eleanor Wymer (1847-1910), twenty-three year old daughter of a Norfolk timber-merchant.  1,733 more words


A Newsletter that always makes us smile

We felt we had to share Urmston Bookshop’s newsletter with you, it always brightens our inbox and makes us chuckle. Give the picture a click and have a read.

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