Monday, February 20, 2012

Big thank-you to everyone who donated this weekend

Lots of excellent donations at our shops this weekend.

This is very much appreciated as our ability to raise funds depends totally on keeping up a flow of new stock to keep customers interested in coming back.

We're particularly thrilled that our bookshop at 188 Mill Road is now regularly able to put out over 200 fresh books each week, as well as DVDs, CDs, vinyl records and VHS video. As Mill road is very much a secondary shopping area we need to work hard to make it worthwhile for customers to make a special journey to see what we have to offer.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Silver Jubilee Book: 1910-1935

Some damage to its spine and marking of some pages, but a fascinating pictoral history of the reign of King George V, including one of Queen Mary looking rather stern at having to try out a ride on a miniature railway.
£4.50 at 188 Mill Road.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Family History, by the author of The Queen's Pardon

A Family History, by Mary Eyre, volume III. Hard to find title. This is part of a multi-volume novel series, but can be read on its own.

1st edition, 1861, in good condition, but with some damage to the binding.

£15 at 188 Mill Road shop.

Twisted Wing, by Ruth Newman

"Cambridge is home to 18,000 students, 1,500 academics... and one serial killer.

For the students of  Ariel College, a siege mentality has developed following weeks of media interest in "the Cambridge Butcher". University life has become not about surviving their exams, but simply about surviving.

Forensic psychiatrist Matthew Denison is sure that his traumatised patient has the killer's identity locked in her memory. THat within the little clique she belonged to lurks someone with a grudge. Someone who thought: 'What's a little decapitation between friends? Someone who has yet to finish settling their score..."

First edition, 2008, signed by the author. Paperback in good condition.

£10 at 188 Mill Road.

Rights & Wrongs: a manual of household law

Rights & Wrongs: a manual of household law, by Albany Fonblanque, of the Middle Temple (London: Routledge, Warne & Routledge, 1860).

1st Edition, some wear to the bindings. A good, useable copy. £20 at 188 Mill Road.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Encyclopaedia Britannica

And Nicki and I can confirm that the full 30-volume set is an impressive weight of words! This is where HQ's safe manual handling instructions pay off.

Priced at £150 for the full set. This is the 1980 edition, very handsomely bound and in good condition.

Available at the bookshop, 188 Mill Road.

Buyer collects. We are not even going to consider trying to post it.

Friday, February 10, 2012

First anniversary of the Newmarket Shop

Our shop at 10A Market Street, Newmarket opened on 14th February a year ago, and the shop manager and volunteers will be holding a celebration on the anniversary next week. 

Our local Chief Inspector, Mark Thompson, cut the ribbon for us when the shop opened, and he will be there again to mark a year's successful fundraising.

Please go along if you can to support everyone who put so much effort into keeping the project running.

The official celebration will be at 10.30 (with cake!) but your presence (buying lots of things!) will be valued throughout the day.