Tuesday, 25 June 2013

The History Man Gets Lunch, a ramble

As a shop assistant my lunch is an economic and short business, an hour and that’s it.

The business with checking history book prices against the internet has been interesting, I have just finished British history where prices for the books covering the period after 1485 and the beginning of the Tudor period have slumped considerably and am now doing the history of other countries. Books covering the ancient Greeks and Romans, for the most part are much more expensive online than they are in my shop already, so not so many reductions here. 

I digress, back to the economy lunch, a beef salad baguette from Rooks £1.99 which I ate walking down to Ramsgate Sands where I bought a mug of tea for 60p and enjoyed the view.   

A couple of observations on the way around.

The Royal Sands Cliff façade is looking pretty bad in places at the moment, water seems to be getting behind parts of it in the way it shouldn’t be.

The arcade machines are appearing in Ramsgate Boulevard, but they have a very 1980s look to them, possibly this is to be a retro arcade although I would have expected something more 60s if this was the case. More likely though I think these are the machines from the arcade in Margate, recently the subject of the Dreamland cpo.    

As the day progresses and the madness of looking up too many books on the internet, one comes across unusual listings; see the following as an example.

Bookseller Image

What wood is that? A manual of wood identification

Herbert L Edlin
Bookseller: Andy Hussey
(IPSWICH, SFK, United Kingdom)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: £ 12.50
Shipping: £ 2.50
Within United Kingdom

Book Description: Corgi books, London, 1962. Paperback. Book Condition: Average/Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ. 18x11. A true stor of a woman who suffered at the hands of the Nazis. Book. Bookseller Inventory # CTTH49

1 comment:

  1. Have you considered becoming part of the www.hive.co.uk network of book sellers?


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