'General' Category Archives

A Week at Lucius by Polly Moss

Published by . Filed under General. Total of no comments in the discussion.

This year at school the Head of the Careers department encouraged everyone in my year to take part in a week of work experience after finishing our GCSEs. English and books have always been a great passion of mine, so from the beginning I knew something related to that would be ideal. Luckily I did […]

Read More...

Numbers Game

Published by . Filed under General. Total of 3 comments in the discussion.

   Most booksellers develop a checklist for cataloguing books. Has it got a front cover, a back cover, a spine, some pages in between, are they all attached to each other, what colour is it, when was it published, by whom, is it in good shape… We’ve catalogued thousands of books, each time running through […]

Read More...

Sir Richard Gregory and H. G. Wells

Published by . Filed under General. Total of 2 comments in the discussion.

The thrill of the chase has always been a strong motivation in the day to day running of our rare book business. Whether it be attending an auction, studying dealer catalogues or jumping on a train, plane or automobile to follow up a lead, it’s always been the thrill of the chase. But part of the advantage of a […]

Read More...

Various New York Storefronts

Published by . Filed under General. Total of no comments in the discussion.

James bought the photos but I hadn’t seen them until we collected them in London. We took them to the café on the ground floor of the Royal Academy. The lighting is poor and the couple at the next table were discreetly trying to see what we were looking at: cellophane packs of photos, unmistakably […]

Read More...

A380 to California or On a Wing and a Prayer

Published by . Filed under General. Total of no comments in the discussion.

29th January: Setting off for two bookfairs in California, our books in shipping trunks were dispatched a week ago, now it’s our turn to head over the pond. We arrive at our gate to find our aircraft for the 11 hour flight to Los Angeles is a brand spanking new Airbus A380, the double decker and […]

Read More...

Laws of Lucius

Published by . Filed under General. Total of no comments in the discussion.

There is a Lucius Law which dictates that as soon as the trunks of books are collected for an overseas fair, somebody telephones or emails to order one of the books we have just watched loaded onto the back of a van, not to be seen again until we arrive at our stand at the […]

Read More...

Boston: The Wife’s Tale

Published by . Filed under General. Total of no comments in the discussion.

Straight from the airport to Stephanie’s on Newbury, just in time for the traditional Boston jet-lag remedy of dinner and cocktails by a roaring fire. James had already bought All The Books so we spent the next couple of days walking the city. Our mission began with the search for pancakes in a diner for […]

Read More...

Biblio Baggins: Boston – Toronto – Boston, Or There and Back Again

Published by . Filed under General. Total of no comments in the discussion.

Setting off for a two week trip, flying into Boston then over to Toronto for the International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Art Gallery Ontario (AGO) on the 7th, 8th and 9th of November then back to Boston and the Hynes Exhibition Centre for the bookfair the following weekend. The thrill of stepping onto an airplane […]

Read More...