Monday, 10 February 2020

Focus on Ramsgate High Street. A small world in the bookshop

Do you know whereabouts on Ramsgate High Street this long gone subscription library was?

These circulating libraries relate to the cost and production methods of Georgian and later Victorian books. From when printing started in about 1440 until well into Victorian times printing with a very labour intensive business and therefore expensive.

So they were a bit like a cross between vidio libraries and a cafe.

Now I suppose the scondhand bookshop is the cheapest option, we try to make it so.

I finished off a small bookcase at work
bought a ready made small bookcase. It must be a small day.

link to the photos of the books we put out today

yesterday post about the wosisname on Santander at 40 High St, Ramsgate provoked a lot of comment on Facebook

I mistakenly thought 40 High Street used to be the Gas Board, so here are the High Street pages from the 1971 directory which we do a cheap reprint of courtesy Kelly's Directories. Link to the book's buy it now although I would strongly recommend coming into Michael's Bookshop in Ramsgate and giving it a thorough browse

 Some old High St stuff next


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