Tag Archives: Bookselling

Blog on the Tyne

Up in Newcastle last week, so long a favourite city, to attend a memorial service for the late Alex Fotheringham (1940-2012).  A good bookseller, in many ways an exceptional bookseller  – and an excellent turnout of friends, colleagues and booksellers … Continue reading

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Points North

Moor, fell, dale and majesty – we meander along Ribblesdale heading north on day two of our brief northern sojourn.  Past the spectacular Ribblehead Viaduct  and on by roundabout ways to Sedbergh, once in Yorkshire, almost in the sadly missed … Continue reading

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George Herbert Last (1877-1949)

Off to parts of Yorkshire and Cumbria tomorrow in search of bookshops and booksellers – a report to follow next week.  In the meantime, here is another in the series on old booksellers and former presidents of the ABA.  This … Continue reading

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Paul Minet

The ABA occasionally awards someone with an honorary membership.   These are most often given to luminaries from outside the immediate world of rare book dealers, but who are deemed nonetheless, as the citation runs, to have rendered “signal service to … Continue reading

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Among Booksellers

“Booksellers are often rather odd.  This is not surprising since we have all managed to escape or avoid more regular forms of work. It is also a trade for which there are no rules.  It can be conducted from a … Continue reading

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Surfari

Plans to pick up the safari during Anne’s half-term week put into disarray by the realisation that there is an ABA Council meeting in the middle of it.  All that remains is a flying visit to Dublin to see our … Continue reading

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Hotel Elephant : Weimar

The safari takes on an international dimension. A slightly complex journey, but I reach Weimar (without undue incident) for a meeting of the presidents of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). Quite an occasion, with booksellers from at least … Continue reading

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Going to the Races

Or to be more precise, going to the race-course: the two-day PBFA fair in York, held at the local race-course, with a curious backdrop of betting windows, echoes of the language of the track and a jaunty, sporty feeling of backing … Continue reading

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Two Members

Earlyish start today (Friday), as Roger and I set forth once more. Important to see and meet members, especially ones I don’t know – so off to Hoylake to Marine & Cannon – and the Nashes. The anchor in the garden gives … Continue reading

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Westward Ho!

The booksellers of Bristol overcome with shyness – the carefully laid bait has not worked. No sightings to report. Stuck in heavy traffic all the way to Weston-super-Mare, but there found David Nesbit barricaded in behind walls of books at Sterling … Continue reading

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