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.

Sale expectations24th January 2014

Aardvark's first ever sale is now over half way , and whilst I cannot say that we have been deluged with customers, we have had a pretty solid flow through on most days. On Sunday we were lucky enough to welcome fellow bookseller Anna Dreda, who has a much loved bookshop in Much Wenlock. She had also chosen this month to have her first ever sale, and was pleased that it had brought in both existing customers and some people new to the shop.

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The changing faces of winter20th January 2014

Over the last three days we have been treated to three completely different facets of winter, and it makes me realise how little I understand the rhythms of the seasons during the many years I lived in cities.

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2014 comes with a fast forward button16th January 2014

It only seems minutes ago that we were washing up dishes after our New Year's Day party and thinking about all  the days of reading and record playing that stretched ahead of us. But free with 2014 I seem to have been given a fast forward button, which means that the month is already half over, and the rest of the year is charging up at me like a rhino.

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On tenterhooks with V I Warshawski10th January 2014

There is no more exquisite pleasure/pain for a detective story lover, than to be forced to stop reading with 50 pages to go. This morning I have tried readng in the bath, and balancing toast , book and Lapsang, but I still have a good stub of pages left.

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Online Bookshop up at last ; acquisition of major literature library8th January 2014

After a year's insane work and some 5 months late, the Aardvark online shop is now finally up and available to the public. Some of the positioning of books in the categories needs to be changed, and there are many improvements to be made, but it is so great to see our titles now finally available to a wider public.

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New Year Resolutions6th January 2014

Back at work after a week's break for New Year, and immediately met by an outbreak of the Januarys in which nothing works properly, and everybody seems like half of them is still on holiday.

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