Saturday, September 27, 2014

Back To Some Book Hunting

Last Sunday afternoon my wife and her sister went to see "Les Miserables" at Her Majesty's Theatre in the City.  So I dropped them off outside the theatre and then went off to do some book hunting.
- The Paperback Books (new) - This store was just near the theatre.  They had a new copy of "The Spy Who Loved Me" published by Vintage Books.
- Hill Of Content (new) - Just a few doors down from The Paperback Books.  I knew I would be unlikely to find any books on the shelves to add to my collection but it's always good to keep abreast of the latest releases.
- Abra Card Abra Roycroft Antiquarian Booksellers (second hand) - a short drive from the City to Kew.  They had less Bond hardbacks upstairs than normal however after speaking to Marion behind the counter it turns out the owner had just released a September book catalogue which listed seven Fleming, one Markham and four Gardners - all published by Jonathan Cape.  Marion checked out the back and there were still some Gardners available but I had them all. I did manage to pick up a nice Pan "Thunderball" movie tie-in.
- Grub Street Bookshop (second hand) - They had a Gardner "Role Of Honour" and an early Pan "From Russia With Love".  They also had several Bond related books.  None for me though.
Overall my book hunting resulted in the purchase of a nice copy of a 1965 Pan "Thunderball" but no new Bonds for my collection.

And if you're interested here's some other photos I took while on my hunt:
Large portrait on the side of a building in the City.
View of Little Collins Street toward the Old Treasury building.
 Pie eating / beer swilling mural in Fitzroy.

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