29.07.14. A new branch of The Last Bookshop is set to reopen today in Jericho, just yards from the store's first site on Walton Street, Oxford ... more Add a comment
29.07.14. Nicholas Sack discoverd Sunburst Books in Rainham, Kent, which he says sells donated books at knock-down prices in support of local charities. Add a comment
27.07.14. David Siddons of Forest Books writes: Sadly, Maureen Baines who ran The Rutland Bookshop, passed away on June 29th. I understand that Edward Baines will continue to open the shop on Saturdays only for the foreseeable future. Add a comment
This news is a dreadful shock. I met Mrs Baines when I visited the shop for the first time in April and was bowled over by her charm, friendliness and knowledge. She will be much missed. My condolences to Mr Baines. - Laurence Purcell 28.07.14.
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'shop' to be any business with a significant stock of secondhand
or collectable books, that welcomes visitors at advertised times,
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