Category Archives: Bookshop

Last Lap

Leaving Yarmouth, it’s back on the road, which in Canada often means one thing. Followers of these journeys through Nova Scotia will have noticed that they are regularly punctuated by food stops. The less pleasing (very few) are not mentioned, … Continue reading

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Spoilt For Choice

Much of this, the third in the series of Nova Scotia travels, follows the Lighthouse Route south-west of Halifax, before turning inland by the Mersey and ending up in the middle of everywhere. There are plenty of well known attractions … Continue reading

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Nova Where?

After first visiting Nova Scotia in 2008, I’ve returned often. Still I’m asked where it is, even what continent it’s on or which island chain it belongs to. In this, the first in a series of snapshots of this province of Atlantic … Continue reading

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Mutual Benefit

You would think that booksellers and book writers (as my youngest daughter might say) would have such obvious common cause that it would hardly be worth mentioning, let alone celebrating, when it’s recognised. Where would the one be without the … Continue reading

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Devalued Words

Back in the Spring, flushed with excitement and pumped with adrenalin, I embarked on my second bookshop event. As with the first, it was in an apparently well-heeled market town in Oxfordshire, a leafy idyll stuffed full of history, both … Continue reading

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Adapt or Die? (or How To Sign An eBook)

What started as little more than idle curiosity back in February 2011 became a real interest as my mini-tour of bookshops, talks and festivals progressed round some of the gentler parts of England. Most of the bookshops were Waterstones, but … Continue reading

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The End Of Summer

A wonderful formula emerged for those summer Saturdays under the sign of the big W. Take a comfortable book shop with enthusiastic and attentive staff; insert A Habit Of Dying plus display and author; add a steady flow of readers; … Continue reading

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