The Aardvark Blog

The Aardvark Blogger is always busy!

Lots going on with events and visitors to the bookshop. Not to mention plans for next year, markets and fairs, author events, live music and much more. Keep looking in to find out about everything that is happening in the bookshop in the middle of nowhere.

Fabulous May Brocante about to open !28th May 2018

Stallholders are here and set up, the first visitors are starting to arrive and early deals are being done. Don't miss out, come out to the fabulous Aardvark May Brocante! No seriously we have our biggest range of stalls ever and I can't be left to buy everything ( our house is already full of bargains from previous Brocante's).

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Don't Forget - Bank Holiday Brocante27th May 2018

Yes it's our biggest Flea Market/Brocante ever tomorrow on Bank Holiday Monday. The weather may be overcast but are we downhearted - no off course we are not. Come and find that fantastic bargain you never knew you needed. Enjoy home made soup and over delicacies from the Aardvark Kitchen ( our new baker Jo has prepared some delicious treats!

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Bank Holiday Weekend, Out of the Hills19th May 2018

With all the excitement for today's Royal Wedding and the FA Cup Final I hesitate to mention that next weekend is the May Half-term Bank Holiday weekend and Aardvark will be open all weekend and we also have our fabulous May Brocante on the Bank Holiday Monday.


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Art of the Print, Blue Haze Quartet, new cake selection, looking forward to the Brocante and beyond13th May 2018

The fantastic weather over the Bank Holiday weekend was a real joy, and made a great opening to our art show 'The Art of the Print'. Thank you again to the artists Dru, Michael and Stephen who helped us  to put the show  together. If you haven't seen the show yet you have one more week to do so!


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Bookfair books all stowed away, Art of the Print, Out of the Hills etc28th April 2018

After a titanic effort from all concerned last week we finally processed and got onto the shelves and tables all the books that we brought back from London Bookfair. Needless to say the shop is now looking as crowded as ever. Last week - bizarrely - we were also ordering 2019 Calendars and Christmas card packs - some great designs and super value too. Truly it never stops here at Aardvark Towers the home of all good Aardvarks.

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Aardvarks Back from Norfolk, Art of the Print, Point to Point, hard pounding21st April 2018

Back from a wonderful short break in North Norfolk on the coast near Holkham and Burnham. A fantastic area and I am glad to say one still full of bookshops and booklovers. Even though I was on holiday I found a little group of books on dolls houses to buy (you can take the aardvark out of the shop, but not the shop out of the aardvark). Great memories of the gardens around the ruins of Walsingham Abbey and of that fantastic beach in Holkham Bay.

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What a week its been14th April 2018

Wow what a non-stop week its been here at Aardvark. On Monday we set off in a van to Oxford, where after going round the centre of the city three times ( thank you satnav) , we finally found our destination. Some hours later we were back on the road with nearly 2,000 extremely interesting British and world history books in the van. Many thanks to Aine and Stephen for their hard work and relentless good humour ( why is it that when one moves books it always starts to rain!).

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Busy week in the bookshop, 'Art of the Print', 'Out of the Hills' and Much More7th April 2018

The last week has been the busiest Easter holiday we have had for some years with the shop full from mid-morning to late afternoon every day. After an incredible Easter Saturday, Easter Monday was as busy as one of our event days and every day since has seen record numbers of customers. Many thanks to the hard working Aardvark team for keeping the show on the road ( particularly on Wednesday when in the afternoon Annie and Jo were on their own).

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Big thanks to all who made Easter so fantastic!2nd April 2018

I just want in this blog to thank all who made Good Friday and Easter Saturday so fantastic in the bookshop. That is our two wonderful artists Paul Caton and Paul Bearman, our brilliant Aardvark team,  (Annie, Serena, Bucky, Katie S, Aine, Paul and Tadhg), the stallholders  - and how lovely it was to have Kim from the Cottage Herbery back here for another Easter Hurrah - and most of all our brilliant Aardvark customers (without whom there would of course be no shop).

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Snow again, busy week, April book bonanza, Easter and sculpture, Jazz amongst the bookshelves24th March 2018

May I begin by apologising for our being closed last Sunday during the return of 'Snowpocalypse'. We have had to close early or entirely more this winter than for any winter since we started. Whilst all three Marches counties did a good job on clearing the main roads, the side roads remained tricky until Monday lunchtime. Again I am sorry if any-one did attempt the trip to see us. Let us hope that for the rest of the year things can return to normal.

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