Tag Archives: Angus O’Neill (Omega Bookshop)

From Chelsea to the Interweb

The always splendid Chelsea Book Fair set to open, but a miserable morning – miserable weather.  And feeling a bit down myself.   As some of you may know, a few of my more eye-catching books are always on display at … Continue reading

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Lucerne

In Luzern, Lucerne, Lucerna – call it what you will – for the first time in some forty years.  Distant memories of the picturesque old wooden Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge), although I somehow now prefer the shorter Spreuerbrücke (Mill Bridge) with … Continue reading

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Cocktails with Natalie

All work and no play.  Hardly true, this week at least – a seasonal round of partying, beginning with the ABA Christmas party last Wednesday, lunch with booksellers in the north on Friday, local festivities with friends on Saturday, and … Continue reading

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Whatroaches? Bookroaches!

“So could secondhand [book-]shops be the cockroaches that survive this nuclear winter?” – the somewhat  startling question posed by Mark Mason in his recent “Back to the Future”  piece on The Spectator’s book-blog (link to the right – and thank-you … Continue reading

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An Island of Civilisation

“An island of civilisation” – the words used by the celebrated actor-director Simon Callow to describe Cecil Court yesterday. And how accurate a description that is of this beloved byway of bookshops in the heart of London. A miraculous survival – one of London’s greatest … Continue reading

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London Town

The last few days largely spent in delivering copies of ‘British Map Engravers’. But a good excuse to go and see some bookselling friends at the same time. John Randall (Books of Asia) with some interesting thoughts on the internet, websites, the … Continue reading

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