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.

Map exhibition opening, Bank Holiday weekend29th April 2017

Today we opened our 6th annual map exhibition and I am again very pleased with the quality of the maps that we have been able to assemble. There are also some very interesting and instructive comparisons, between key map makers work in the neighbouring counties. I have never for example been able to assemble the Blaeu maps of Shropshire, Herefordshire and Radnorshire in the same exhibition, and seeing them together on a single panel has been a great thrill to me.

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Last weekend of Fire and Earth Ceramics exhibit, excitement ahead of 'Maps and Mansions', big house clearance22nd April 2017

This week has been another madly busy one, not helped by the return of my 2017 cold which has now been with me off and on since the start of the year. Lots of people through the shop, café and exhibition ( we have had to put in for an emergency cake order this morning as we had been eaten almost out of house and home). Many very positive comments about 'Fire and Earth' and numerous additional sales. Again massive thanks to Shannon Donovan and Andrew Eastwood who put so much into making this show possible. Two days left to see it so do not delay!

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An incredible 3 years2nd April 2017

Within the next 48 hours we will reach a sad milestone - three years since the death of my friend and business partner Edward Tobin. If I cannot be more exact it is that no-one can really know when Edward passed away. The events of the evening on which I found him are etched on my brain, but the actual event passed unremarked ( even by Edward himself). It was a gentle quiet death of which ( the medical experts say) he would have known nothing at all.

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CDs, Fire + Earth Ceramics exhibition1st April 2017

Not sure if I remembered to mention that we purchased quite a large group of CD's the week before last and these are now all in stock. Lots of fantastic classical CDs at our usual excellent prices.



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