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Too cheap!

Charity shops selling quality paperbacks for a pound each. That’s too cheap, but thanks anyway!


Town of Books

I’ve just got back from a holiday on the Welsh border. In lieu of something more wordy, here are some photos of bookshops in Hay-on-Wye, Town of Books.

Talking About Books That Get People Talking

The Contemporary Small Press interviews independent bookseller Sam Fisher of Burley Fisher Books, a London bookshop specialising in small press publications.

What made you decide to open up a bookshop selling small press books in the difficult climate of bookselling in 2016? 817 more words

Small Press

84 Charing Cross Road

“If you happen to pass by 84 Charing Cross Road, kiss it for me? I owe it so much.”

84 Charing Cross Road is a collection of letters exchanged from 1949 to 1969 between Helene Hanff, a writer and avid reader living in New York, and Frank Doel, an employee of Marks & Co. 155 more words

Book Review

Holiday Acquisitions

I just got back from a five day break in Cornwall for my thirtieth birthday. I didn’t do a lot of reading because I spent much of the time walking up hills and exploring castle ruins with my girlfriend, then enjoying the evenings by getting drunk and watching the sunset, so I don’t have any reviews ready at the moment – but I did spend some of my birthday cash on topping up my bookshelves (book information below main body of text). 600 more words


Return to Bookbarn

Sounds like a summer blockbuster, doesn’t it? There was certainly plenty of tension on our drive from the Reading area to Somerset this past Friday, as traffic on the M4 built up and our time for book shopping ticked down from a planned hour and a half to just 35 minutes before store closing. 296 more words

Reading Habits

A short break & some summer reading.

I was very much looking forward to taking a summer break from ‘work’, so it was with some irony our first stop was Waterstones in my home town to buy a new book or two…given I spend much of my working life reading, you’d think I’d want a rest! 791 more words