Thanet mystery pub 1
Thanet mystery pub 2
Thanet mystery pub 3 whoops not a pub, wrong photo view from St George's Church towards Waitrose I think
Thanet mystery pub 4
Thanet mystery pub 5
A quiet day at work on the bookselling front, but a very busy day on the bookbuying front here at Michael's Bookshop in Ramsgate.
link to the books we put out today
In every sense a day where we spend a lot more money on books than we take selling books is a good day for us. Provided the pricing is right (cheaper than our customers can buy the books on the internet) and the quality is right (books there is a reasonable demand for) a very good day.
The earliest bookseling story I know of is about a Venetian bookseller in the mid 1500s who sold an incunable, (book published before 1501), changed his mind, rushed out of his bookshop, stabbed the customer and took the book back. BTW antiquarian books are books published between 1502 and 1810, books published after 1810 are modern books.
I would guess the photo was taken around 1860, the building being a library and a bank.
This building was demolished in 1866, Burgesses Bank in 1849, same building, see map below.
The Lloyds bank we have now
Link to the whole 1849 map of Ramsgate