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.

Fantastic Iceland; Countdown to Food Fair28th June 2015

Yesterday we launched the Iceland exhibition, and despite considerable competition from the wonderful Shobdon Food and Flying Festival, we had a good turnout and a number of sales.

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Iceland is up, and will open tomorrow!26th June 2015

A generally quiet day in the bookshop - enlivened by a nice antiquarian sale to an American bookseller - has given us a chance to finish getting the wonderful Iceland Exhibition up and finished.


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Last weekend of Shropshire Hills Art Week, Food Fair, New Books13th June 2015

This weekend marks the end of the Shropshire Hills Art Week 2015 and what a success it has been. Increased visitors, more sales for artists and a string of very appreciative comments. Congratulations to Shannon and Andrew for putting the show together. What a great asset they are to the local art scene, not just for their work on SHAW, but also for their monthly gallery 'The Leg of Mutton' in Kington. If you've not made it to the gallery, it takes place in two rooms of their house which were originally a well-known butcher's shop ( hence the name).

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Food Fair, New Books, Iceland Exhibition6th June 2015

After what has been a frantic week, I reach Saturday hardly believing that we have managed to get everything done. The week ended with a very good meeting with Carolyn Chesshire about the Mortimer Country Food Fair.

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