Monday, December 15, 2014

Shoot To Kill + Christmas Card

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.


Tikit said...

HI Bazeer,
Not a good week in Australia with the siege and the news from Cairns. On a more upbeat note can I wish you a really happy Christmas and to say ditto to receiving an Adrian Harrington card. Now I don't want to be accused of one up man ship but I also got a card from his brother, Peter, but his book shop isn't moving!
From an unseasonable warm (14 degrees yesterday) UK. all the best, Tim

Bazeer Flumore said...

Thanks Tim. No, it wasn't a great weekend in Oz at all. I didn't even know there was a second Harrington book store. Will check it out online.