The 2020 season is fast approaching (we are in a rural coastal area, don't you know!) and Matt ArtPix and I are thinking about reshuffling our unit at The Customs House in West Bay to make it more appealing to our customers, although I have to admit that trying to sell books to holidaymakers about is very, very hard. No surprise here! We had thought about getting a double unit there, but the figures don't add up, and we've decided to keep our unit for the time being.
Matt ArtPix will extend his "Retro Football" section as this is what sells the most there, together with his lovely home wares and vintage items...
Arcane will keep a small section with second-hand books and a few copies of I Am a Muse and The Book of Thoth, but we will keep our stock to a minimum.
We are planning on opening a "proper" online bookshop before the end of the year, and the partnership Matt ArtPix/Arcane Publishing is hard at work preparing for the next few months, with some exciting events coming up (more details soon) - and we haven't given up our goal of opening a brick and mortar venue in the forthcoming years - we have to see how the country's economic future pans out. We have so much to learn!
We still hope to be able to publish our third book before the end of 2021...
Here at Arcane, we are preparing for a new season of fairs and markets, and we are also planning to open an online second-hand bookshop by the end of the year/early 2021 - and yes, we are really excited about this!
We have found some gems over the past few weeks, and here is our brand new stock in! It's very varied and full of glamour and thrills!
Even though Arcane hasn't been very active since September, we have been buying new stock in preparation of our 2020 events and the launch of our online bookshop (hopefully before the end of 2020!)
Here are our brand new items in this week!
We can also announce our first event of 2020!
After having taken a (forced) break from events, we are back in 2020 sharing stalls with Arcane Designer Matt ArtPix!
We will be at Lou Lou's Bournemouth Vintage Fair at the Pavilion, from 10am to 4pm. Find more about the event HERE.
We hope to be able to announce more events for the next few months... Watch this space!
Ten years ago, Miss Gish embarked on a strange adventure, from North London to deepest Dorset via Essex...
She has published a blog celebrating the birthday of her first novel, I Am a Muse, published by Arcane...
You can read her blog HERE.
As we announced in our previous blog, we will be back in January 2020... Next year, we will be working on Miss Gish's third novel The Right Place and hope to publish it by 2021, and we will be expanding our second-hand selling venture too, with events and markets, and hopefully an online shop by early 2021.
Arcane is going to take a small break between now and early January and then we will be up and running in the New Year! In the meantime, here's some new items we've just added to our stock!
There's been a change of plan and we can now announce that Arcane Publishing will be back in early 2020!
Miss Gish will get on with the first draft of The Right Place straight away and we will attend markets, fairs and other events as soon as we can... We have loads of ideas, and we hope to be able to announce a lot of exciting things in early spring 2020!
Hello there! Arcane is briefly back online to update this website and let you know that we are working hard raising funds for our future ventures!
Unfortunately, this means that Arcane will not attend any markets or be present online very much until Summer 2020...
We are planning on publishing Miss Gish's third novel, The Right Place, in late 2021/early 2022 and we will go back to attending and organising events from Summer 2020... We also intend on opening an online second-hand bookshop sometime in late 2020/2021...
Watch this space!
In the meantime, we are always on the hunt for lovely new stock when we have some free time as is the case this week. As we will not be able to attend markets, Matt ArtPix will bring a few of our lovely items to his own events... Check out Matt's Facebook Page and website for all the dates!
This week, we have found:
James Dean, American Icon, 1985 - with an introduction by actor Martin Sheen.
Twiggy, A life in photographs - published for the National portrait gallery exhibition in London - September 2009-March 2010
Screen Lovers, 1988, by Anne Billson, with a foreword by Stewart Granger
The Art of the great Hollywood portrait photographers 1925-1940, 1980, by John Kobal
VOGUE - History of 20th century fashion 1909 to 1986, 1988
Arcane Publishing has been working hard behind the scenes, and we have some exciting plans for the next few years, but bringing those to fruition is a long and painstaking task! We are working on bringing in some funding, budgeting, plotting our next move...
Miss Gish is working on her third novel, The Right Place, and has almost reached the 10,000 words mark! Nevertheless, progress is slow as finding time to write will prove to be a little bit tricky over the next few months... The good news is that we will be regularly driving around the landscape of the novel, especially the small village of Abbotsbury where most of the novel's action is located.
Things are going to be a little bit quiet on this website in the next few weeks, but we hope to be able to announce an event taking place in November in Bristol! We will make an announcement as soon as the date has been firmed up...
In the meantime, do head to Miss Gish's Blog to read about Dorset, inspiration and... BOOKS of course!
Arcane designer and vintage/antiques trader extraordinaire Matt ArtPix has a lot of events lined-up for the autumn and he is very excited about them! Read all about his constantly evolving stock and keep an eye on where you can go and meet him on his very entertaining and informative blog HERE.
And don't forget! Matt ArtPix and Arcane Publishing have a lovely unit at The Customs House in West Bay, Dorset (East Beach) which is crammed with vintage and retro items, books and more!
Here's what our second-hand shelf looks like at the moment:
And of course, there are copies of our two publications, I Am a Muse and The Book of Thoth for sale in the unit! We have a two-book bundle at a very good price!
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