My bookshop in Ramsgate is closed tomorrow because it’s Thursday, so a bit of a my day in the bookshop today.
It started as many things do in the pub, I wake up – wrong words – I get up fairly early in the summer, grab my paints and brushes and go off to find breakfast (coffee toast and marmalade) and something to sketch.
Belgian Café in Ramsgate this morning from about 7.30 to about 9 I managed to get the table I had the other day and did a bit more to the painting I have already had a two or three breakfasts on.
Then off to the timber yard to get some wood to make more shelves
The longest bit of wood that fits comfortably inside a Vovo estate is 9 feet long, so I take a tape measure and a saw.
We have had a big influx of books about Kent, if you look on the bookshop blog you can see that quite a few of them went out on our shelves today http://michaelsbookshop.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/lots-more-thanet-books-arrive.html
Either bookshops are doing badly and they close, the largest one in East Kent the big Waterstones in Canterbury is about to close, or they are doing well which means buying lots of books and finding places for more book shelving.
I have been looking around my bookshop for places to fit in more shelves, last week it was making the maritime section taller today it was more space for aviation books.
This was the size of our aviation book section this morning
on the end of the aviation section was this bit, the end of a wall the end of the 50p section
Tomorrow off to buy some more books I hope, a visit to some of the other Kent bookshops, here is the link to the guide http://www.inprint.co.uk/thebookguide/shops/county.php?loc=South%20East&locc=Kent not so many left now.
If you want a Kent bookshop, Oxford Street Bookshop in Whitstable is on the market at a very reasonable price.