Category Archives: Fashion

Wardrobe Crisis

First of all, let me give heartfelt thanks to all the ABA members who clubbed together at the end of my presidency to send Anne and myself away on holiday.  “We’d like you to go as far away as possible”, … Continue reading

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Book Bags

I suppose it should have been the combination of the words Olympia and Books that led me to it – only one meaning for us of course – the biggest-ever Olympia Book Fair coming up next month (link to the … Continue reading

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Invasion of the Uggs

I’m a peaceable man – not easily provoked.   And I suppose I should have known it was a mistake for a man of a certain age to start commenting on fashion and/or lack of it in the book trade (see … Continue reading

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The Whole Art of Dress

I saw it again just the other day in the Spectator Book Blog – “shabby second hand book dealers”. What is this?  Why are booksellers almost invariably described as shabby?   Even Hugh Grant was referred to as “yes, the shabby … Continue reading

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