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Pop-up Shops: Threat or Opportunity?

Pretty chuffed to have an opinion piece published in Indaily – Adelaide’s online newspaper. It deals a bit with books, but is largely about pop-ups in general and how Adelaide might be able to benefit from thinking a bit more positively and encouraging cooperation. Click here to read the article on InDaily’s site.

By |October 19th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on Pop-up Shops: Threat or Opportunity?

Les Librairies de Paris

Wow. Obviously we’re into books, so it’s understandable that we would seek out some bookshops when we’re out and about. But Paris is incredible!

Having spent some time a couple years back, we knew a little but today we weren’t even looking for bookshops and just kept tripping over them. Yes, we visited Shakespeare & Co, […]

By |October 16th, 2013|Research Trip|Comments Off on Les Librairies de Paris

Frankfurt Book Fair 2013

It may be hard for us to fathom, being over the other side of the world, but books are still huge in Europe. The Frankfurt Book Fair is bigger than big – they say 200,000 people come through the doors over the five days and, with thousands of exhibitors, there’s plenty to see. There are […]

By |October 13th, 2013|Research Trip|Comments Off on Frankfurt Book Fair 2013

Functional or Face-mask?

Sorry for not having put anything up for a couple of weeks – our travels have made our internet connectivity a bit patchy… which kinda ties in with this post:

We’re all familiar with the stereotypical second-hand bookshop. Middle-aged proprietor sitting at desk, book in hand, coffee/tea/gin at ready. Customer scuttles in and plays the independent […]

By |August 19th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on Functional or Face-mask?

Amsterdam Bookshops

Just a handful of bookshops (boekhandels) we frequented in Amsterdam. The architecture really lends itself to some adorable shopfronts. Considering the long, historically significant connection the Dutch have with the printed word, it may be worth considering which came first – bookshops to suit the architecture, or buildings made for bookshops?


By |August 7th, 2013|Research Trip|Comments Off on Amsterdam Bookshops