I managed to purchase a great copy of "Shoot To Kill" in a bookshop in Malvern today. I don't know about other collectors but I dread trying to find a good copy of a silver or gold covered book; they always seem to get scratched during transport to the book stores. I remember having to visit many book stores a few years ago to find a good copy of "Hurricane Gold", so I was very happy after my visit to "Books In Print" today.
Also, while at work today I received a Christmas card from Adrian Harrington Rare Books in the UK. I've never received a Christmas card from a book store before so it was certainly a pleasant surprise, especially with it having been sent from the other side of the world.
I visited Harringtons in 2013 when on holiday with my wife. It was an awesome book store with heaps of Jonathan Cape Bond books for sale. And as an added bonus I was given a tour of Jon Gilbert's private Bond collection. I doubt I'll ever see a better set of books.
Here's a photo of the card (which includes a figure of Bond). For those planning a visit to Harringtons please be aware that they are moving to Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent in January 2015.
Just as a final note to this blog entry, presently a gunman is holding a group of hostages captive in cafe in central Sydney. Here's hoping it all ends peacefully.