Friday, 24 September 2010

Campaign for real books

CAMBO, a campaign for real books was announced this week. The brainchild of a trade journalist, this subscription-based, non-profit making organisation's aim is 'to preserve, promote and increase sales of paper books, both old and new'.

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Sunday, 12 September 2010

Actors required for literary roles in Lyme Regis

A literary-themed night for the Lyme Regis Artsfest is being held on the 1 October, but three cast members have 'dropped out' due to other working commitments. Unfortunately, the show can't go on if they are not replaced. So, if you are a budding Mary Anning, Bilbo Baggins or Tom Jones and would like to take part in this voluntary project, please contact

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Lyme Regis Literary Events

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Thursday, 9 September 2010

World's most expensive book up for sale

A rare copy of John James Audubon's Birds of America is to go on sale at Sotheby's.

Only 119 complete copies of the 19th-century book are known to exist - and 108 are owned by museums and libraries. A separate edition of the wildlife book sold for a record-breaking price of $8.8m (£5.7m) a decade ago.

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Sunday, 5 September 2010

Bibio introduces commission-free, dealer-to-dealer sales

Sales to other Biblio sellers are now commission free providing you give a minimum 5 per cent dealer-to-dealer discount. Biblio is going to fund this by phasing out fulfillment discounts and cashback purchasing incentives.

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Children's authors go it alone

Children’s authors are side-stepping 'risk-averse' traditional publishing houses and establishing their own initiatives to get their books to market. A number of established authors, including Lucy Daniel Raby, are not being published who would have been published five years ago and are looking at different ways to market.

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Friday, 3 September 2010

Lyme Regis' oldest bookshop closes

Serendip Fine Books in Broad Street, owned by Marguerite Chapman, has closed after over 40 years of trading.

The shop's fa├žade (see above) had been left as dressed for the shooting of The French Lieutenant's Woman (1982).

It's always sad when a bookshop closes, but all is not lost because we hear that it is to be taken over by Chris and Bee Paignton who run The Archway Bookshop in Axminster. They plan to re-open the shop 20 October.

In the meantime Marguerite Chapman is looking for a small shop in Lyme Regis so that she can continue selling secondhand books.

We will keep you posted on any developments over the next few weeks.

Bookshops in the Lyme Regis area
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