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.

Website, Brocante etc26th October 2013

Spente a crazy day on Friday working on the website and getting ready for our Brocante on Sunday. Progress on the website is steady, but it is still taking far longer than i could ever have believed. One problem has been getting reliable categories on the site and making sure that books land up in the right place.

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Frankfurt Bookfair 222nd October 2013

We have now been a week back from the Fair and have started to work through the books that we brought back. Amongst the publisher's whose books we bought were Lawrence King, Antique Collectors Club, Victoria and Albert Museum and Scala. Pictured is a small selection from the the LK titles.

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Frankfurt Book Fair (1)17th October 2013

This year's Frankfurt Book Fair was a curiously muted affair, with most of those I spoke to having had quite quiet fairs. Most however reported having made enough contacts and/or sales to make it worth coming again. Strangely given the slightly downbeat demeanour of those I spoke to,  I was powerfully struck by how many interesting titles were on offer, and how inventive publishers have become in making their titles look eye-catching.

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Countdown to shop on website4th October 2013

Off to the Visual Works our web developers for a run through of the shopping basket on our site. One of the final stages to get done before the site can finally go live. A bit more tweaking to do on some of the pages, but we are basically now there. Site should finally finally be up and running in about two weeks. Apologies to any-one who I have been promising a live site to since July.

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Back at work and busy making plans2nd October 2013

Back in today after a lazy day off for me, and a trip to Swindon to get a new canopy on our truck for Arthur Aardvark. We missed a busy day yesterday with some good sales across the board.

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