28.01.15. Take Arctic explorer gear as the man on the desk, and I quote 'could not be arsed to change the gas bottle!!!' ... more Add a comment
28.01.15. And here are the rest of our readers' reviews, which I'm pleased to say are mostly positive ... more Add a comment
27.01.15. Arrived to find the shop locked and no indication as to any opening times. "He never opens on a Friday," said the lady running the downstairs chemist shop. "That's good to know," I replied, "except that today is Thursday" ... more Add a comment
26.01.15. Lawrence Worms visits Marlborough Rare Books and Pickering & Chatto, who have recently relocated to ground floor premises in the City of London. ... more Add a comment
26.01.15. Backstreet Books in Keighley describe themselves as 'a real bookshop at internet prices.' Add a comment
We consider a
'shop' to be any business with a significant stock of secondhand
or collectable books, that welcomes visitors at advertised times,
or by prior appointment. This includes permanent units in antique
markets, private bookrooms, and weekly market stalls. Entries in
the Bookshop Guide are free, so why not take the opportunity
add your shop now.
the most (in)famous bookshop guide was produced by Drif
and old copies continue to delight customers and enrage many in
the book trade. Drif reviewed the owners as much as their shops
or stock and revelled in their eccentricities.
In the spirit
of Driff we invite you to review
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