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HEREWITH OUR CLICKS & MORTAR JOTTINGS FOR THE DAY
This page was freshly revised & updated on Tuesday 7th. August 2012.
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The family has an incorrigible addiction to antiques and collectibles fairs.
Joan bought a nice part-set of Japanese woodblock prints and I bought an 'inverted microscope'.
The former turned out to be Utagawa Yoshiiku's illustrations to the Taiheiki Eiyuden, as kindly identified by our cultivated
Japanese neughbour, Kim. The latter fell into the impulse purchases category; now I'll be obsessed with finding a way to use it.
Paul, the marvellous picture-framer at C&C Gifts and Framing (link yet to be added), put them within two layers of glass with black
edging, to achieve a deservedly dramatic effect.
As compared with this time last week, the outside bargain section is down to about a quarter strength. Someone must have done
really well with ebay re-selling. What a rum selection it was, books on Eu law, geographies in Russian, undergraduate surgery swot books,
the metaphysical poets, battered pocket bibles, a Finnish-into-German dictionary and a heap of Readers Digest condensed books.
In the shop, quartz crystal clusters and Madagascan ammonites sold exceedingly well to passing American torists this morning.
A couple of Canadians came in, but without parting with their money. One book on medical entomology will be winging its merry way
to the U.S.A.
The bargain ginnel was topped up over the weekend with our "50 pence or five for £2" bargains.
This was probably the best sales-run ever on ginnel stock. Over the Saturday and Sunday very many books
were bought in £10 to £30 batches. This has continued down to Tuesday afternoon.
There were a fair few in uniform bindings, which probably are now in use as decor items, but many of the
more unusual technical items must now be on Ebay. Lots of law books went this morning.
'Just had a nice cappucino with chocolate and cinammon. The blood sugar might prompt me to
tidy the transport section, which has looked a right dog's dinner since yesterday afternoon.
We have now a new display case for jewellery in the shop porch, the first of four.
Semi-precious stones in settings have always been a good sales line; we intend to build up
this stock in the middle price range over the next couple of months. Facebook "likers" have shown
a good deal of hyperspace/virtual interest in it. 'Trust some will be in the shop fairly soon.
... Taken From Today's Home Page Jottings.