Shop closed from 23-29 October

An announcement: We won’t be in town between 23-29 October, and so are unable to mail books or entertain guests at our office during this period. If you’d like to purchase a book online, our shopping cart will still be functional, but your books won’t be mailed until 30 October. Apologies for this, and see

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Great Schopenhauer Quotes

Here are some great quotes from the Selected Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer, intentionally excluding quotes from his extremely sexist essay ‘On Women’: On Reading and Books: “Nine-tenths of our whole modern literature has no other purpose than to swindle the public of a few thalers out of its pocket. Author, publisher and reviewer are in

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When Will Sherlock Return?

As I gaze at our latest acquisition, The Works of Arthur Conan Doyle, I am reminded of Sherlock, the BBC tv series which aired its first season in 2010. Re-interpreted to suit the modern world, Sherlock is an edgy, fun series (one of the best Britain has produced of late) starring Benedict Cumberbatch (villain of

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Some Trivia about The Minor Works of Xenophon

For those of us with geeky pursuits, examining an antiquarian book can bring about many discoveries, and even more mysteries. Take our Minor Works of Xenophon (1857), for instance. The book itself is not that beautiful to look at, and its contents not particularly groundbreaking. Published as part of Bohn’s Classical Library, which was part

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