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and if you live in London how far would you travel to visit it?
don;t name one that exists..
do name one....
opposite the Young Vic on The Cut near Waterloo.
We have lots and lots of Samuel Beckett...
Also lots and lots of French authors from the 60s.
And we put on plays and readings.
but not enough really.
I have sold 4 books today :(
Make that 8. Still - not enough. We have good events a lot of the time though. They can be quite funny too - there's an interesting crowd who come along.
or do you specialise in genres?
it's owned by a publisher - Oneworld Classics, who have bought the rights to all Calder books. We don't specialsise on genre so much as on imprints, but we have quite a few translated European Classics that people might not have heard of in England, as well as lots of more contemporary European stuff. We also have quite a lot of plays and poetry. And also there's Beckett. Lots of Beckett. It's all quite literary really - our General fiction section is our weakest point.
since I sometimes work in an independent bookshop that NOBODY BUYS ANYTHING FROM. Which is depressing.
Have you still got that copy of Henry Sugar? My friends went in there about three years ago to get it for me as a leaving present. (I'd been at a job near there a few weeks earlier with a colleague and glanced in, I was all up for buying it there and then but had no cash on me) They couldn't remember what it was called so sadly I never got it. Apparently they went in there and tried to describe it. Failed.
well I'll ask my colleague. I'm not working till next tuesday, but I'll see what he says...
I really fancy re-reading that and it looked like a lovely copy.
I might go into partnership with someone..and do something similar...apart from the films and the cafe..and masseurs..but you know...the essentials
it would be ace.
not that i don't love it the mostest in its current form.
it has the star factor but it's far too pricey
still, when i'm away from it for a long time i miss it. it's warm, smells 'homey' and makes spicy chips. AWESOME. and the used&new section is rlyrly good.
When i go to edinburgh to visit i like to take a train to glasgow for an afternoon purely to rifle through mono's shop and drink Baltika beer. I Wish mono was closer to birmingham :(