You might assume packing and posting orders is an unwelcome chore for a bookseller. As a bookseller, I have to disagree; I’m not sending ‘just’ a book I'm sending little parcels of memories as these letters clearly show...
Hi Barbara, I used to read this story when I was a little girl, at my Grandparents house in Shoreham-by-Sea. I've been searching for a copy for a couple of years, and now finally I can share one of my memories with my little boy!
Hello Barbara, talk about nostalgia! I chose this book as I was seven years old at Christmas 1957 when Annuals came out. I had the Jack and Jill comic until I progressed to Bunty and Judy. There are a couple of stories in the book I remember vividly so I must have read this before. That was the idea, but don't ask me what I ate yesterday!!
Hi Barbara, thank you for the delivery of my book it was packaged beautifully and arrived within days. It was a book that my 70 year old dad had as a boy and has been looking for ever since so we were very happy!
Just to let you know that the book arrived this morning. It is intended as a present for an elderly friend who has sought this treasured story from her past for a long time. I know she will be delighted with this lovely edition!
Packing books also gives me plenty of thinking time and what could be nicer than thinking about where the books are going. Something I find surprising is how often a book title appears to suit its new home.
As in the case of The Old woman and her pig now residing at Home Farm
and this to Sunrise Cottage!
Where else would I send this but to The Manor House?
Can you guess where I sent this?
It's true, and it happens over and over again. Just in the last couple of weeks I've sent The Woodland Gospels to Church Lodge, The Wicked Tricks of Till Owlyglass to The Old Malt House and The Adventures of the Wishing Chair (Climb aboard for a marvellous adventure) to Mount Street.
It would be nice to think these two newly listed books might end up at Warren Halt and Windsor Castle!
Twitchy Whiskers and The Sleeping Beauty are now sold. I wish I could tell you The Sleeping Beauty is on the way to Windsor Castle, but that would be a fib. It's actually on the way to a very nice lady in Bay City, Michigan.
I live at Old Station Gardens so this is perfect for me.
What title is perfect for you either because it has something in common with your name or where you live or just because you love it?