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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 14 Jan 2014, 10:48 
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I've picked up a few hardback pony books from the Amnesty International shop in King Street, Hammersmith, London. But no EBD or anything really interesting, anything old seems very limited/hit or miss.

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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2014, 20:48 
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We visited TP Books in Addingham today and Lou has a lot of older GGB titles both EBD and other authors. I think her lack of Internet presence and the fact that her details have accidentally fallen off the GGB website mean that she has books that have sold out elsewhere. I have her email and phone no, and can add these, or you can google the details.

I bought a very reasonable copy of Merry Begins for a friend and that's been out of print for ages. I didn't look through the EBD titles but there were plenty. She had a good stock of Armadas too, including the later titles.

And I might just be the owner of a hardback of Wins the Trick :D


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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 09 Jun 2014, 01:43 
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Her bookshop is just a total Aladdins Cave. Lou is always willing to keep an eye out for a particular book too (in the rare case that she doesn't always have it). And she's lovely too!

Leeds (Headingley) Oxfam bookshop had a few Seagul editions of various books in on friday, but nothing EJO or exciting like that. There did also seem to be quite a few annuals on the "dusty shelf" - as they refer to it! Both girls and boys ones.

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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 09 Jun 2014, 05:47 
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I'm going to Leeds at the end of September, might see if I can get to Headingley.


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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 09 Jun 2014, 07:03 
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I've seen more girls' own books in charity shops recently than I have for ages.

Last week, Oxfam in Ilkley had the 1980s hardback reprint of Princess, a copy of Dimsie Moves Up (a later edition), two Abbeys (Selma and Maid) and two Lorna Hills (Masquerade and one of the middle titled that I can never remember).

The previous weekend, the Salvation Army shop in Kendal had a lot of Angela Brazils, mostly with pictorial boards, a Winifred Darch (which I wish I'd bought) and a couple of Grey Ladies titled (which did come home with me).

Liz, we thought the charity shops in Headingley were pretty good when we we last there.


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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 09 Jun 2014, 07:51 
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JB wrote:
Liz, we thought the charity shops in Headingley were pretty good when we we last there.


My cousin always asks what I want to do when I get there, this sounds like a definite then.


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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 21 Jun 2014, 22:44 
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The Old Children's Bookshelf, Edinburgh's Royal Mile will be sadly closely (so I was informed today) in the first/second week of July.

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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 21 Jun 2014, 22:58 
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tartan-belle wrote:
The Old Children's Bookshelf, Edinburgh's Royal Mile will be sadly closely (so I was informed today) in the first/second week of July.


Last day is apparently 11th July - in a recent email to me, Shirley Neilson said:
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We'll be here until July 11th, and then it becomes a jewellers, but I'm carrying on with fairs, mail order catalogues and Greyladies.

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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 22 Jun 2014, 20:00 
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Also in Edinburgh I came across two other bookshops in the south side of the city (Tanfield/Inverleith), towards The Royal Botanical Gardens: one was called The Gently Mad (Bookbinder & Antiquarian Bookseller). Didn't see any EBD in here but there were lots of Blyton/Angela Brazil and other GO looking books that were, so it might interest someone. The other one was very close by called Aurora Books - there was one HB of Summer Term here along with some more Blyton and other GO books. Not as good as the Old Children's Bookshelf but there is at least some other places around...

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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 23 Jun 2014, 06:02 
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There's a book fair at Long Melford this coming Saturday. I've got Friday off to go to Cambridge on Saturday, might go to Long Melford if I have time.

http://www.missingbookfairs.co.uk/


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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 23 Jun 2014, 06:49 
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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 23 Jun 2014, 09:48 
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Just looked at the website of one of the stallholders for Saturday. He wants £95 for a 1951 hb copy of Jane.

Think I'll pass!

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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 23 Jun 2014, 10:22 
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*puzzled* Jane and the Chalet School? First published in 1964!


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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 23 Jun 2014, 10:25 
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Noreen wrote:
*puzzled* Jane and the Chalet School? First published in 1964!


Sorry, Noreen, my head's not attached this morning. You are right, Jane is the 51st book published in 1964.

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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 23 Jun 2014, 12:22 
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Easily done! :D Pity, though, in that if true it would probably be worth even more than that...


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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 01 Jul 2014, 09:54 
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Was informed of a bookshop yesterday by someone at work, called Mr B's Emporium in Bath. It doesn't deal with old books but definitely sounds a must to visit when I next go to Bath. The lady at work who advised me said she and her husband bought their son the £100 gift "spa" day - you get to spend an hour with an advisor with tea/coffee and cake thrown in to talk about your reading tastes which costs £25 and then you're left with £75 to spend on books.


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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 01 Jul 2014, 11:58 
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What a brilliant idea!


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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 03 Sep 2014, 10:21 
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Just wanted to share how Monumentally Fed Up I am that the Old Children's Bookshelf in Edinburgh is closed! I don't live there but visit fairly regularly, and always had a visit to the shop. It's such a shame it's gone. Not only were their books great, but I remember having a conversation with a staff member about this very board; it was so good to talk to a bookseller who understood all the right references!
Was looking at the list on page 1 of this thread, and Bookmark on Academy Street in Inverness is also closed now too. So fed up!


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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 03 Sep 2014, 10:28 
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Spare a thought for Shirley, who was finding it increasingly difficult to find reliable staff for the shop, whose lease was about to run out and the new rent would have been considerably more, and who needs to give more time to the Greyladies reprints if they are to continue to be a success. She did try to sell it as a going concern, but there were no takers, and a jewellers is now using that premises.

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 Post subject: Re: Book Suppliers
PostPosted: 03 Sep 2014, 12:57 
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Yeah, abbeybufo, I agree: thought going out now! It's such a hard time for bookselling.
The Greyladies books are lovely; I have quite a few of them and will definitely keep looking out for them.


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