It's been quiet on the Arcane front over the past couple of months!
But if you have had a look at our instagram page, you'll have noticed that we have acquired a lot of amazing items over the winter months!
Sadly, we've had to spend time away from the books but we are now back and still have a pile of new items to process before the events season starts!
We have some great events lined-up, a few we cannot announce just yet, but we have added a couple of them to our EVENTS PAGE so go and have a look! More events to be added over the next few weeks.
We hope to be able to be a little bit more active on these pages and on the Miss Gish website over the next few months, so check the websites regularly!
And of course, your first port of call for new items added to our stock will be the Arcane Instagram page!
Happy New Year!
We are currently planning the next year here at Arcane Publishing!
Keep an eye on our Instagram page where we post about the brilliant new books we are adding to our stock of pre-loved, vintage and rare books!
Next week, Miss Gish will finally resume work on her third novel, The Right Place, and we hope to be in the position to publish in late 2025. Keep an eye on Miss Gish's blog for writing updates!
We are currently looking at events for 2024 and should start posting dates on our events page very soon! Watch this space!
We had a wonderful time in Abbotsbury recently at the fantastic Abbey Farm Christmas fair inside the superb medieval Tithe Barn! It was a whole weekend of selling lovely vintage and pre-loved books and magazines and we enjoyed every minute of it!
We had copies of Miss Gish's two novels published by Arcane, I Am a Muse and The Book of Thoth and of course, we promoted The Right Place, Miss Gish's work-in-progress set in and around... Abbotsbury and inspired by the landscape and history of Dorset and by the PJ Harvey song "The Wind", which is about St Catherine's chapel in Abbotsbury. As part of my display, I brought with me for the first time the original painting by Sam Cannon, commissioned years ago when Miss Gish first started working on the book.
We will be taking a short break from now until early January when we will start posting about books again and thinking about ways to develop our bookselling business further... Watch this space!
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We had a lovely day yesterday at the always brilliant The Poundbury Independent Market !
The amount of talent on display was staggering, top quality traders were selling their wares and as a bonus, we had loads of well-behaved, super cute canine visitors, which is always a treat!
But there’s no rest for the wicked – it’s now time to concentrate on our next event – a very, very exciting one for me as it will be in Abbotsbury for the Abbey Farm Christmas Market, where Miss Gish’s third novel The Right Place will be set!
We have picked some very special items for this event, and we will be changing the stock around during each day and from day to day.
Head to the Arcane Publishing instagram to know more about the stock we'll be taking to the event!
11am to 4pm
Arcane Publishing doesn't often do events, but this autumn, we've decided to go for it. We are therefore thrilled to announce two special events for November:
On Sunday 5th November, Arcane Publishing will have a full stall at the Poundbury Independent Market on Sunday 5th November, 10am to 3pm, Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset.
We will be in the Jubilee Hall, all warm and dry!
We had a brilliant day there in the Spring and we will bring a stock which will be 99% different from the one w brought to the market last May. Of course, we will have copies of Miss Gish's first two novels I Am a Muse and The Book of Thoth, and I will bring vintage novels and pre-loved books about architecture, music, fashion, art and more…
And on Saturday 25th November and Sunday 26th November, I will be in Abbotsbury for the Abbey Farm Christmas Fair!
This one will be very special and you can read all about it on Miss Gish's latest blog HERE.
For this event, we will have copies of Miss Gish's first two novels, I Am a Muse and The Book of Thoth, and we will be promoting her third novel The Right Place, to be published in 2025 on Arcane Publishing. The cover features a specially commissioned painting by Sam Cannon showing the chapel!
I will also bring items specially chosen for the event, with a different stock on each day!
Expect to find vintage and pre-loved books about art, fashion, nature and more, as well as vintage and pre-loved novels, beautiful children’s books and more!
We will post about the stock for all events nearer the time!
Do keep an eye on the Arcane Instagram page for all latest updates and more...
We're thrilled to announce that on Sunday 24th September, Miss Gish will help Matt ArtPix on his stall at the fabulous Loulou's Vintage Fair at Paintworks in Bristol (I love that area of Bristol as it's got the wonderful Arnos Vale cemetery too!).
The last Loulou's Vintage Fair in the city was back before Covid hit and it was a roaring success, so we hope that this event will become a regular feature in our events calendar!
We will be post about the stock we'll be taking on the day on the ARCANE INSTAGRAM PAGE so head there for some lovely books!
More exciting announcements to be made soon, so watch this space!
There will not be a lot of activity on here or on our social media platforms over the next few weeks and perhaps months as we try and raise funds to further develop our venture in these challenging times.
Please keep an eye on our instagram page for some announcements in early September!
We had a lovely day at the Shire Hall Museum's Summer market yesterday!
This will be the last market for Arcane Publishing for a while, although I will have a few items from my stock at a couple of markets I will be doing with Matt ArtPix over the next few months. Watch this space!
"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." ~Friedrich Nietzsche
This quote appears at the top of the “About” page on Miss Gish's ABOUT PAGE. It was lovely yesterday to see so many young people at the Bristol Alternative Market daring to be different, and so many traders selling their wares. There was some fantastic art, loads of clothes, records, and so, so much more! The Trinity Centre is a truly fantastic venue, a real gem!
Thank you to the people who bought books, especially to the ones who purchased copies of The Book of Thoth! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. This book has a special place in my heart!
The next book, The Right Place, inspired by the PJ Harvey song “The Wind”, should be published in early 2025!
Also, a special shout-out to the young girl who bought the “Black in Fashion” book and who is going to study textiles and make clothes: good luck! I love it when young people are creatively ambitious!
Yesterday reminded me of the 10+years I spent as a music journalist in London writing for alternative culture/music magazines, and of how alternative venues/clubs/events have always been so safe and welcoming to anyone who dared to be different or were different being of no fault of their own. Long may it last!
Arcane Publishing doesn’t do a lot of markets, but we still have one left to do under the Arcane Publishing banner this spring/summer and we will announce it in a separate post. It will be much closer to home this time!
We had a wonderful time at the The Poundbury Independent Market on Sunday!
We met some really interesting people (traders and customers) and we sold quite a lot of wonderful books!
Thank you to everyone who purchased one of our preloved books, it’s great to know that they go to a good home!
I don’t really do a lot of events with Arcane Publishing, but it’s quality over quantity that we are after!
Thank you Matt ArtPix for being so helpful on the day and taking great pictures of the stall, and yes, I do need to get a new phone which takes good photos and allows me to get the internet outside of the house!
The next Arcane Publishing event will be Bristol Alternative Market in Bristol on 4th June and I will be posting on the Arcane INSTA account about the stock I will be taking – completely different to the one I took to Poundbury!
Variety is the spice of life as they say…
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