Sunday, February 17, 2019

Melbourne Book Market At The QV

According to a recent survey the Queen Victoria Market has become the top attraction of tourists visiting Melbourne.  Last Sunday my wife and I visited Shed A at the QV where the Melbourne Book Market takes place over the Summer months.  While exploring each of the book stalls we managed to find a number of Bond novels but unfortunately there were no new ones for my collection.

Here's some photos of the book fair anyway:

The QV Melbourne Book Market is on every Sunday until April 14, from 10am to 4pm, and is well worth a visit.

And finally, on a funny note I noticed this ad for a clothes washing detergent at the local supermarket yesterday.

Saturday, February 09, 2019

"Diamonds Are Forever" Arrives

Yesterday I received this copy of "Diamonds Are Forever" in the mail.  It was published by Hutchinson in 1989.  I already have a copy in my collection however as these type of books are used for educational purposes my original copy was ex-library and so a bit worn. When I found this new copy available on-line at a very cheap price I thought I'd buy it as a replacement.

I have a number of educational books in my collection I'd like to replace due to their covers being badly creased or laminated, so this is just the start.  I'll try and scan this cover and add it to as soon as possible.  Please click here to see other Ian Fleming titles published by Hutchinson.

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Visit To Howard Bolton Bookseller

Yesterday I made a visit to Howard Bolton Bookseller in Northcote.

On entry I found Howarf standing on a ladder organising some books on a high shelf.  He immediately recognised me, smiled and said "Hi".

After he descended he asked about how the website was going and showed me a copy of "The Man With The Golden Typewriter" for sale, displayed in his glass front counter.

Obviously I took a look at the Fleming section of his books and took this photo.  Unfortunately I had all the books this time.

It was only a quick visit but it was great to catch up with Howard again.  No luck this time but I'm always optimistic of picking up another book on my next visit.