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Oxfam Bookshop, Carlisle

Ahead of Borderlines, Carlisle’s book festival, I thought I’d post about secondhand bookshops in my own neighbourhood. This is one of the charity bookshops that I currently volunteer in. We have a small retail space whose shelving must work hard. … Continue reading

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On Notes Found in Secondhand Books

I sometimes come across notes left in secondhand books when I work as a charity bookshop volunteer. These appeared in a donation last year. The notes that turn up are usually banal. Sometimes they’re a bit more intriguing, like these. When I … Continue reading

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Secondhand Bookshops in Edinburgh

Following on from my recent secondhand bookshop binge in Glasgow, here are my wanderings in Edinburgh. Both these cities attract a lot of international as well as British visitors. What I would say to anyone visiting from overseas is that … Continue reading

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Secondhand Bookshops in Glasgow

It’s great to have a secondhand bookshop binge. My visit this weekend was to Glasgow – the subject of this post – and the other was to Edinburgh, the subject of an upcoming post. I’ve visited most of the bookshops before … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Secondhand Bookshop Display

I doubt that many people think much about how books are arranged into a display. I lose sleep over it. This here is an in-store display that I set up today from our biography section. I like to arrange combinations that I … Continue reading

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