Tag Archives: Cecil Court

From Chelsea to the Interweb

The always splendid Chelsea Book Fair set to open, but a miserable morning – miserable weather.  And feeling a bit down myself.   As some of you may know, a few of my more eye-catching books are always on display at … Continue reading

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Rare Books School 2013 – Part 2

Feeling slightly usurped this week by an excellent book-hunting British safari blog-post from the Brooklyn-based Heather O’Donnell of Honey & Wax Booksellers.  Over here for the Olympia Fair, she took the opportunity of visiting booksellers in the north of England, … Continue reading

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Post Haste

A short post this week – mainly pictures (click to enlarge).  At full stretch here at Tooting Towers with so much on.  Just got back from a very happy afternoon showing some rare book librarians around some of the bookshops … Continue reading

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City of Encounters

We were examining the history of the dust-jacket at London Rare Books School last week – and then I took the students on the Modern First Editions course down to Cecil Court to look at some books and booksellers in … Continue reading

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On Green Dolphin Street

One of the questions I toss in the air to the students at the start of the annual course on Modern First Editions at the London Rare Books School (link to the right) is this:  When a bookseller pencils a … Continue reading

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Cocktails with Natalie

All work and no play.  Hardly true, this week at least – a seasonal round of partying, beginning with the ABA Christmas party last Wednesday, lunch with booksellers in the north on Friday, local festivities with friends on Saturday, and … Continue reading

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Whatroaches? Bookroaches!

“So could secondhand [book-]shops be the cockroaches that survive this nuclear winter?” – the somewhat  startling question posed by Mark Mason in his recent “Back to the Future”  piece on The Spectator’s book-blog (link to the right – and thank-you … Continue reading

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An Island of Civilisation

“An island of civilisation” – the words used by the celebrated actor-director Simon Callow to describe Cecil Court yesterday. And how accurate a description that is of this beloved byway of bookshops in the heart of London. A miraculous survival – one of London’s greatest … Continue reading

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Telephone Boxes

Too busy to blog for a number of days – but back in action now. And welcome to all the new readers directed here by the links on Sheppard’s Confidential and TheBookGuide. Busy, busy, busy – but let me mention … Continue reading

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