Book Piracy: A Short History

History certainly repeats itself. Today, book publishers – in fact, any owner of intellectual property – are up in arms about piracy in the Digital Age. But it seems like piracy, in any form, is almost as old as prostitution and spying, said to be the two oldest trades in the world. I got curious […]

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The Wonderful Illustrations of Gustave Doré

Gustave Doré  (January 6, 1832 – January 23, 1883) was a famous French illustrator who produced some of the most remarkable book illustrations ever. He was very much sought after in his time, and most of his work was commissioned by publishers of the day. His engravings or illustrations usually depict scenes from famous classics […]

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Open Today, Tomorrow and the Day After

Dear all, Even though it’s Tuesday today, we’ll be open from 2-5pm to give last-minute Xmas gift shoppers some comfort, hope and solace after a bout of panic and despair. We’ll also maintain regular hours tomorrow (Christmas – Merry Xmas everybody!) and the day after (Boxing Day). That is, we’ll be open from 1.30-7.30pm at […]

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New Titles in Stock

Dear all, We’re receiving many new titles which will take us some time to photograph and upload to our online shopping cart. Here’s a list of some of them, all of which are already in our shop at Burlington Square. Do come down and take a look! 1. Enough Rope: Poems by Dorothy Parker. Hardcover, […]

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