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.

Road closures, new philosophy library and lots of CDs13th January 2018

Balfour Beatty have just written to us to say  that the A4110 at  Adforton will be closed from Wednesday-Friday 24th-26th of January from 9.30-15.30 each day. If you are planning on visiting Aardvark during those days and are coming up from the South you might like to take an alternative route. If you turn left at Mortimer's Cross and go through Shobdon and turn right at Combe, it only adds approximately 5 minutes or so to the journey (after you leave Lingen take the third road on the left and then take the right hand fork immediately after and you will come to Aardvark Books within 5 minutes).


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New Year and lots of books7th January 2018

I cannot believe that it is already a week since my last blog. The year has turned and I am already getting used to writing 2018 on cheques. We have had a bit of a mini-book buying boom this last week and I am therefore facing the usual quandry as to how I can process the piles of books as quickly as possible.

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New Year Resolutions 231st December 2017

After a busy Saturday I am setting out this morning to pick online orders before customers start to arrive. My last New Year resolution therefore is not to see the work we do here as a task, or a chore or a problem. Over the last few days I have lost count of the number of customers who have said very complimentary things about Aardvark.

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New Year's resolutions 129th December 2017

I realise that there are a few days left before the turn of the year, but I still think that it is allowable to start putting in some work on one's thoughts for the next twelve months. Any suggestions welcome, but here is what I have come up with so far.

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Nothings gives pleasure more than a good book, a beautiful music and a wonderful view23rd December 2017

I confess the Aardvarks have been feeling a bit battered lately. December has not been an entirely stress free month and for once I will not be sorry to see it depart and be replaced by the normally reviled January. It all started with the snow.

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Christmas Fair cancelled, Christmas opening etc16th December 2017

For the first time in our nearly 14 year history we were forced to cancel an event last Sunday due to the adverse weather conditions. Driving was almost impossible but we did eventually make it up here so that we could talk to stallholders and customers who called.



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Christmas Fair, Aardvark Christmas opening, 2017 Thanks9th December 2017

At the time of writing we are still planning to go ahead with the Christmas fair tomorrow, but it will be reduced due to cancellations from stallholders who are simply unable to get here. If conditions locally are too bad to allow for any travel we will obviously have to cancel, so watch our social media.

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Winter Event - Bill Sewell, Jobs at Aardvark18th November 2017

This morning we are getting ready for our Winter Event ( the official start of our Christmas selling season), and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Bill Sewell who is going to be talking about his fantastic restaurant cafés in Hereford and Cambridge and offering some delicious samples. Later on we have Trevor Davies with his guitar/vibes trio. What a treat on a dull overcast day.

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Winter Event, False Lights Review, Aardvark in 201811th November 2017

With a week to go before next week's 'Winter Event' we are very much looking forward to welcoming Bill Sewell, the supremo at Hereford's All Saints Café as well as Trevor Davies and his wonderful Vibes/Guitar trio (as ever featuring Dayne on bass). Trevor has been a stalwart at Aardvark over the years and his music is never less than enthralling. Bill will be visiting us in the morning, and Trevor will be starting a little later than usual at 12 noon.

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Employment at Aardvark Books4th November 2017

At the end of October we were very sorry to say goodbye to Petra who has been with us for a year and who has done stalwart work for us and rapidly became extremely popular amongst our regulars and indeed customers in general. We are therefore looking for some temporary help in the café for the next two months, before appointing a new part-time café person in the New Year.

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