Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Dynamo Day in Ramsgate and the secondhand bookshop.

I would imagine that some of the people coming for tomorrows celebration of the 70tth anniversary of Operation Dynamo will be considering visiting the secondhand bookshop and that they are most likely to be interested in the military and transport sections.

I have just photographed the stock in them, not easy to get everything in focus but I hope it is of some help to people, click on the link for the pictures of the books on the shelves today http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/510b/id14.htm

Prices of books in the bookshop start at 5p per book, I would say the average price being about £2.50 for a paperback and about £7 for a hardback, although some of our more collectable and scarce books are much more expensive.

The picture (click on it and then click on it again to make it big enough to read) above is from one of these collectable books, “Aide Memoire to the Military Sciences. Framed from contributions of officers of the different services, and edited by a committee of the Corps of Royal Engineers.”

Second Edition revised, enlarged and corrected. 3 volumes published between 1853 and 1862. viii and 545 pages; ii and 589 pages; ii and 800 pages. with numerous plates and wood-cuts. Tall 8vo. All three volumes rebound with marbled boards and marbled endpapers, maroon half-leather, with raised bands at spine and red leather labels with gilt titles.

I never know if this sort of post is seen as advertising, or just bringing to peoples attention another cultural facility in Ramsgate, anyway what you see is what there is.

Oh and just a reminder that we are closed on Thursdays and Sundays.


  1. nothing shamefull about trying to make a living. As you mentioned the very people interested in Dynamo day should be interested in your shop, so good luck and I hope the till rings loud and long.

  2. May I echo the sentiments of Rvm.

    You have some interesting titles there Michael....a reminder to trundle down to Ramsgate in the not too distant future.

  3. How much is the set of "Aide Memoire to the Military Sciences" ?

  4. 19.49 assuming we are talking about cash from a walk-in customer £2.50, more if I have to pay card transaction fees, if you want it packed posted insured and to pay by card, then £270 to a UK address.

    Incidentally if you look around you will find that this is fairly close to the cost of having them rebound in half leather, something that has just been done and should last for over one hundred years, before it needs doing again.

  5. 19.49 bargain !


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