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Pall Mall (Westminster)

Bookseller Christlieb Gottreich Seyffert may have come originally from Leipzig and is first mentioned in London imprints in 1757. During that year he issued two catalogues, one in German and one in English, in which he described himself as a purveyor and importer of books from the Continent. 205 more words


The controversy of dog-earing pages

There are a lot of things that etiquette dictates we don’t talk about in polite conversation, not because they are distasteful but instead because they’re polarizing and often antagonistic. 370 more words

Bookstores And Libraries

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. 673 more words


Want to Be a Bookseller?

I had to laugh out loud when I read this one. So true, so true… Career booksellers are a small fraternity of clear-eyed problem solvers who like to think of their feet (and mostly on the run) 154 more words


The Open Book - days 9 and 10

Walking, window-dressing and working hard

Yesterday was a lovely sunny day. It was very quiet in the shop so we closed a bit earlier than normal and went for a walk in the Cally forest at gatehouse of Fleet. 409 more words


Paris : Down the Rabbit Hole

I first had the pleasure of visiting Shakespeare and Company bookstore more than 30 years ago, and I still return without fail each and every time that I’m in Paris. 193 more words


A Look Back at Week One in the Open Book


Wigtown Writers, Conviviality and Making New Friends

Iain and I had the pleasure of hosting the fortnightly meeting of Wigtown’s newest writers’ group on Wednesday evening in our flat above the shop. 328 more words