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    The Care and Maintenance of Books    So, now you’ve got a little collection, whether it’s vintage paperbacks or new signed hardbacks with lovely spredges and beautiful dustwrappers, you’re going to want to look after them, right?  So here’s the Gently Used Book Club guide to caring for your books. 
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    Where to start when you decide to create an Agatha Christie collection? First let’s look at the scale of the task. She wrote 66 novels and 14 short story collections, so it’s no small feat to collect them all.  Let’s have a look at some of your options.   Well,
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    Today is National Writing Day so I have two things. Firstly one of the day’s activities is to write a small piece (the size of a post-it note) on the theme of connection.  I’ve not been writing much recently so I thought I’d have a go and see what came
  • Seabirds among rough seas
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    Today is World Oceans Day so I thought I’d have a look at some of my favourite books set on the rolling seas.   The Devil and the Dark Water – Stuart Turton – A great historical mystery set on a ship bound for Amsterdam from the Dutch East Indies. 
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    I love secondhand books.   Well I’ve been selling them for over 25 years and I’ve been reading and collecting them for even longer, so I would say that. There’s just something about used books that appeals to me. They have a certain smell that is different from a new book.
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