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book/record store for old tattoo parlor

Postby admin » Thu May 15, 2014 5:50 pm

so i'm told that the old tatoo parlor next to the bus station is all set to become a second hand record and book store.
woopee, I think. dunno how he'll cover the probably hideous business rates, but good luck to him. (not being sexist, I know it's being opened by a bloke)

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Re: book/record store for old tattoo parlor

Postby still_ill » Thu May 15, 2014 7:18 pm

Good news.

Think he'll have to be specialist in some way to survive, it's very easy to pick up good second hand books locally in the charity shops or at the book stalls, you have to wade through a lot of shite but that's to be expected.

The area definitely needs, or at least could benefit from another record shop. Obviously King Bee's a bit of an institution, and they're nice fellas, but they don't cater for lots of tastes and have quite a slow turnover of stock.

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Re: book/record store for old tattoo parlor

Postby ladyheather » Fri May 16, 2014 6:28 pm

A record shop... do records still exist? Even downloading is waning in streaming's shadow.

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Re: book/record store for old tattoo parlor

Postby annie » Fri May 16, 2014 6:48 pm

ladyheather wrote:A record shop... do records still exist? Even downloading is waning in streaming's shadow.


Whilst I am ANYTHING but a vinyl junkie, anyone who relies on streaming for their entertainment is bonkers.
One must always be wary of the march of the right-wing. I advocate public flogging/confiscation of assets/rehoming of their young

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Re: book/record store for old tattoo parlor

Postby Bruce R » Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:10 pm

This is good news for a secondhand book and record addict. The Oxfam bookshop seems to have deteriorated in terms of the range and quantity of books since it was decorated. We need somewhere with the beautiful musty smell of decaying paper and a grumpy owner.

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Re: book/record store for old tattoo parlor

Postby oswaldgold » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:30 pm

Bruce R wrote:This is good news for a secondhand book and record addict. The Oxfam bookshop seems to have deteriorated in terms of the range and quantity of books since it was decorated. We need somewhere with the beautiful musty smell of decaying paper and a grumpy owner.



http://www.sharstonbooks.co.uk/ you might like this place.

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Re: book/record store for old tattoo parlor

Postby ash pole » Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:39 am

I think I might like it too. Never heard of this place before.

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Re: book/record store for old tattoo parlor

Postby Pearl » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:03 am

As mentioned on another thread, this is more of a general junk shop really. There's some vinyl @ £1 and maybe some more that I didn't notice. Lots of old books on tables outside and a set of shelves inside, but also plenty of stoneware bottles, old typewriters and so on.

Good luck to him, let's support reduce, reuse and recycle, but I'd have thought the old books market was pretty saturated here really. There's sometimes a similar stall outside the post office for instance with a pretty large stock. I only had a quick glance, but they looked to me like the sort of books that are kind of retro and quaint but not valuable as such, and not sufficiently different from what some of the local charity shops have.

On the other hand, I could be wildly wrong and there's a thriving local market for this - maybe he's the same person who has the stall outside the post office and is now building on a roaring success? Let's hope so.

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Re: book/record store for old tattoo parlor

Postby t0ria » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:37 am

He is the same chap who has the stall outside the post office. He was doing well so wanted to expand and have somewhere indoors- I popped in for a chat with him when he opened.

It's quite different to the stuff for sale on Beech Road, that shop seems to sell lots of over priced modern wooden boxes with writing on as well as some prints and big bits of furniture. The new place has some really interesting curios and antiques- for example he has a fantastic 1920's chemistry set and some medical and scientific antiques which I absolutely love!

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Re: book/record store for old tattoo parlor

Postby oswaldgold » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:05 pm

ash pole wrote:I think I might like it too. Never heard of this place before.


it's great.

an old warehouse converted into a two floor second hand book shop, piles of books everywhere, narrow little corridors with floor to ceiling books so that you have to crawl around to have a proper dig around.

they dont mind if you sit and read in there either, i've spent hours in there before, picking stuff up and having a read then moving onto something else if it didn't grab me.

not been a for a couple of years unfortunately, but i cant imagine its changed much.


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