So this Saturday 4th October, it's The Southend Book and Arts Fair at The Forum, the new state-of-the-art library in Southend. Arcane Publishing will be there with designer and artist (also Arcane's very own designer and typesetter!) Matt ArtPix who will also have a table to show off his colourful designs!
The fair is part of The Forum's 1st anniversary celebrations, so we hope that a lot of people will attend.
Of course, we will be adapting our stock for the day for the event, and here's a sneak preview of what we will have on our stall for you:
We will have copies of Carya Gish's first novel, I Am a Muse.
Please go to the PRESS PAGE to read reviews and see if you're tempted! We will sell the books at our special event price of £6 (instead of £7.99).
We will be promoting our next book, out very soon, The Book of Thoth. We will have a few print outs with an extract and a few of the prelims: cast of characters, map of the estate, etc. to show what the content of the book will look like. We are very proud of Matt ArtPix's design and typesetting work for the book!
We will also have 15 of the 21-volume series "The Enchanted World", published in 1985 by Time-Life. These are absolutely gorgeous books which I would keep if I had room for them! We will sell them at a discounted price at the fair!
Below is the 1985 advert for the books with the one and only Vincent Price!
Also, we will bring a nice little selection of books for children and young people which we will be selling at very reasonable prices! We strongly believe that children should be encouraged to read - and fall in love with reading! - as early as possible, and our stock is very varied and attractive!
And of course, a selection of our fabulous fashion, cinema and entertainment stock!
We have some more events coming up!
1st November: Old Spitalfields Market, London
8th November: Gravesent, Kent
7th December: Alexandra Palace, London
Please check our EVENTS PAGE for more details.
So the team is back from beautiful Dorset and we have soooo much to do! Of course, making sure that The Book of Thoth is published on time for our November fairs - fingers crossed - is our number 1 priority, but we are also preparing the exciting new stock we got on our holiday!
Here's a sample of the volumes you will find on our stall this autumn... We have definitively concentrated on Fashion and Glamour. We also got some rather fab classic cinema items which we will post here at a later date!
(a gentle reminder: we do not sell books online, only on our stall!)
I am thrilled to have found this book. It is in perfect condition, and inside is a riot of fashion and art.
This is the book published on the occasion of the exhibition "The Warhol Look: Glamour, Style, Fashion" that toured New York (Nov 1997-Jan 1998), Toronto (Feb-May 1998), London (May-Aug 1998), Marseilles (Sept-Nov 1998), Sydney (Dec 1998-March 1999) and ended at the Andy Warhol museum in Pittsburgh in Spring 1999. It is a very special book and is as new!
We will post more stock news on here soon!
Corrections of the second proofs of The Book of Thoth have been done! Now it's back to our typesetter, Matt ArtPix! Almost there!
We are taking two weeks off from the end of this week, then we will tackle the back cover design and get everything ready for the printers... Exciting times!
I got my hands on 10 great comics from the True Life Library (from 1962 to 1965). They are quite interesting as they are full of the contradictions of the era. The heroines are "gutsy" young women ready for an adventure. BUT they ALL end like this (without exception):
So for example, Merion The Mod is a member of that dangerous teenage gang, the mods. A journalist tries to befriend the group to understand what exactly is a teenager and make a headline-grabbing TV documentary about that mysterious beast, the teenager...
Merion is the hard-as-nails, dancing, drinking, motorcycle-riding (well, riding pillion at least) female mod...
But she weakens on the way...
And the moralistic ending finally comes! The wild teenage girl agrees to be tamed! Eeek!
Of course, any adventurous girl out there knows that some essentials for a great adventures are:
Some weird ads are scattered around the place at odd places within the narrative:
And of course, some awesome pictures of the boybands of the time! My favourites are The Undertakers! Don't they look HOT?
These comics will be for sale on our stall at our autumn events!
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