Tag Archives: Charles Dickens

Antiquating – York 2014

A new verb for us to contemplate this week: to antiquate, describing whatever it is we think antiquarian booksellers actually do (or perhaps merely the process by which we become antiquated – if this is not in fact the same … Continue reading

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Nothing to Say

No time for a post this week I am afraid, but if you haven’t come across it before, you may perhaps like “The True Story of how I am related to Dickens (but not in a good way) ” over … Continue reading

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Ephemeral

Rather a frenetic week, but a highly enjoyable one.   A flying visit to Jarndyce in Great Russell Street to deliver a book (end up buying two and thus breaking the First Lady’s rule that for every book coming into the house … Continue reading

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The Blacking Factory

A little tangential this – but with books and their histories in our hands there are safaris in time as well as space. That’s what we booksellers do. Some of you will perhaps remember a whimsical, tongue-in-cheek, piece I wrote … Continue reading

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