July 9th, 2007

Another one bites the dust

I had to go into the village at lunchtime and happened to find the proprietor of the local second-hand bookshop -- who lives down my road -- packing up his stock. Apparently costs have risen too high, and he'll only be selling online from now on. This is a great shame, since I used to like wandering in there every couple of weeks to see what looked interesting. Even the fact that he pressed me to take away anything I fancied didn't really soften the blow (though I did manage to find two carrier-bags full, which was about as much as I really wanted to carry back up the hill).