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Monday, 26 February 2018
The Joy of Edwardian Coloured Postcards of Thanet, some thoughts on something or another once I have thought them
Not a particularly hard day at work today on account of the weather I would imagine, just a few people having fairly long book briowses
This is where West Cliff Hall aka Ramsgate Motor Museum is, but before it was built and opened in 1914 when WW1 broke out.
This the Granville before the end was destroyed in WW2
This one after the Pavilion aka Wetherspoons was built in 1903
Whoops I am not so good on Margate as this one says 1921 on the postmark, so not strictly speaking Edwardian, George V but not Georgian.
Ah where was I? Oh yes dealing with my ignorance about Margate, Margate blogger Disabled Don sent me this link which leads to an article saying roughly that antiquarian booksellers are better off with technology.
I should stress here that I am not an antiquarian bookseller
but a general secondhand bookseller who is very much focused on trying to
maintain a physical bookshop while using technology to attract people to the
bookshop rather than selling books online.