All posts by Janette Ray

EARLY SUMMER IN THE BOOKSHOP

The shop continues to be open three days a week Wednesday to Friday 10am to 5pm. We hope to see you if you live, work or visit York. We also open by appointment outside these hours if something can be arranged.

Our new catalogue is progressing and is on Typography and lettering and is a single collection catalogue from the Library of Michael Harvey. Please contact us if you would like a copy and are not generally on our mailing list.

York is looking lovely, so do visit. May is one of the best seasons to visit the city.

 

Spring in the bookshop and at the book fairs

We are now open on Wednesdays to Fridays on a regular basis from 10.00am-5.00pm and other times by appointment so please call in.

With Easter on the horizon, we have lots of lovely books for gifts alongside a range of greetings cards. If you are looking for something unusual as a gift, we can often help out.

The Rare Book Fair returns to Chelsea after a two year break at the end of April. We have tickets in the shop or you can get them from the ABA Chelsea Fair website. We are happy to send them by post too, should you want to have one. The Chelsea Website is https://www.chelseabookfair.com/  – we will be there with a range of our stock on art, architecture, design and photography, so please come along. We have some unusual items, not least of which is an early example of flexible glass fibre, illustrated below – a precursor of artificial silk. We are at stand  69.

LONDON BOOK FAIR 21st-24th October 2021

The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association are holding the delayed summer fair at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London this year. What a great venue. We will be there with a selection of books on architecture, design, art and photography – we are on the first floor. Hoping to see any customers who can make it. You can get a ticket from us by post or from the FIRSTS London website – just follow the linkhttps://www.firstslondon.com/tickets

We hope to see you there – at Stand F43 on the First Floor

YORK NATIONAL BOOK FAIR

After a year missed because of COVID the tradition of going to the York National Book Fair is only a month away. Get an e ticket from the book fair website http://www.yorkbookfair.com or a  complimentary paper one from my shop or any other second hand book shop in York. Looking forward to meeting colleagues and customers again in person after the long period of isolation from the real world. Hope to see you there.

Bookshop News

Had enough of waiting for action?

Our shop  re-opened on April 14th on Wednesdays through to Fridays   and will continue with these hours in the foreseeable future, assuming the COVID 19 current restrictions remain unchanged.

We recommend you call if traveling any distance. Looking forward to seeing you.

JANUARY 2021

Happy New Year. If you are reading this then you have found our website. Please explore. It is designed to allow you to browse subjects by just entering a word into the search box above. You could also visit our Catalogue section to look through books, themed by subject, but often not yet uploaded to the website.

In line with  regulations relating to COVID 19 our bookshop is closed at the moment to walk in customers. However, we are happy to answer enquiries by phone.  Call our mobile number if you think we can help you with books you may want.

We have issued  paper catalogue, List 113, this month,themed loosely on design books published during the decades of the 1930s to 1970s which we consider to have been influential in their day. Let us know if  this is something you might be interested in having a copy of. It will be sent by post in the UK and by email worldwide.

Looking forward to the day when the bookshop opening hours can be regular ones and we can welcome all our returning customers.

SHOP OPENING UP TO CHRISTMAS

Nothing is worse than not knowing when a shop will be open. We are pleased to announce that from Thursday 3rd December, our shop will be open daily Wednesdays – Saturdays 10.30am to 5.00pm unless COVID restrictions intervene.

This is a small shop so only two people are able to visit at a time but hopefully this will work out just fine.  Hoping you will visit us.

NOVEMBER NEWS – ED KLUZ EXHIBITION OPENS 28th NOVEMBER

Although the bookshop remains closed for walk in business we are actively trading from this website and also planning to have a window exhibition in collaboration with Lotte Inch Gallery from 28th November featuring the work of artist Ed Kluz, who draws upon architecture, and in this case solitary buildings in the landscape as his theme.  Images can be seen in our shop window.  The remainder of the show is in the window, two buildings along at 14 Bootham, which is home to Lotte’s gallery. Take a look. http://www.lotteinch.co.uk/exhibitions  

COVID 19 NOVEMBER LOCK DOWN AT SHOP BUT OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Although our shop will be closed from Thursday 5th November 2020 for a month we are OPEN FOR BUSINESS, on line, by mail order and can supply locally anything you see in our shop window.

Walking by in York?  Take a look in the window and call us if you see something you prize.  Free delivery locally in York.  We can post out for you gift wrapped, calendars, books or prints more widely. Just call us or email us to arrange it.