One For The Road

21May15

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So it seems that every trip we make to the North results in a number of fine additions to the library here at Weir HQ. Largely because of a handful of tremendous bookshops including the much mentioned (well here anyway) Barter Books, and the equally fine, although marginally less handsomely located, Keel Row Bookshop – if you’re in or around the North East both are worth spending time, and perhaps more importantly, money in.

BLOG - Shell #2

The book I was most happy in acquiring during our time away from home was The Shell Book of Roads published in 1964, which comes with illustrations from David Gentleman and drawings from Peter Branfield. As it goes it’s a beautifully put together book and whilst Branfield puts in some good work, Gentleman’s pictures are what stand out.

(I’ll put some further pictures up in the next few days of some of the other purchases made which include a number of virtually untouched Puffin Picture books, and a great Miroslav Sasek book celebrating the work of Matchbox model cars).

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