This year we’re very excited (maybe the !!! gives it away?) to be taking part in the London Bookshop Crawl, which will be happening over the weekend of 9th – 11th February. The Bookshop Crawl, as you might imagine is like a pub crawl, only with books, and is an opportunity for booklovers to visit lots of (mainly) independent booksellers and be rewarded in the process.
We’ll be offering 10% off all purchases from our Books section, and a selection of free books (up to 5 per customer). In addition, for this Sunday (11th) only, we’ll be open from 10:30 to 18:00.
If you want to join in, or just find out more, just click here.
*Pulp Fiction: A wonderful set of the premier British science fiction magazine New Worlds joins our stock this week. Ranging from #49 (July 1956) to #118 (May 1962), these will be especially enticing for J G Ballard aficionados. Featured authors form a who’s who of Science Fiction, including Brian Aldiss, Isaac Asimov, J G Ballard, Sydney J Bounds, John Brunner, Kenneth Bulmer, John Rackham, Robert Silverberg, E C Tubb, James White and John Wyndham. Notable issues are #54, which has the first ever publication of a J G Ballard story (Escapement), #72, which has Wyndham’s tale Idiot’s Delight, #99 which has the first publication of Ballard’s The Voices Of Time, and #118, which has Ballard as guest editor.
*Pulp Fiction: A selection of Science Fiction pulps, mainly British, have joined the bookshelves. There are several issues of Analog: August 1965, March and June 1974 and May 1975, an Astounding from July 1952, a Fantasy & Science Fiction from October 1971, a New Worlds from October 1965 and an issue of Weird Tales from 1952, graced by Virgil Finlay cover art.