Here at Arcane Towers, we are big cinema buffs (especially classic films!) and therefore, we have really enjoyed the second series of Mark Kermodes's Secret of cinema (Find the programme's page HERE).
The third episode was about Spy Movies, featuring the thrilling North by Northwest by one of our favourite directors Alfred Hitchcock, and also the inimitable James Bond franchise (do we admit that we prefer the Sean Connery and Roger Moore ones?)
Our love of cinema is reflected in our stock and we have dozens of movie-related pre-loved books which we hope to be able to sell in our new online shop by the end of the year.
One of our best finds this year has been the gorgeous James Bond movie posters, featuring fabulous artwork from around the world. This is a book which is not easy to find, and we've got one! :-)
Because of admin reasons, our online shop is now closed until the lockdown is lifted...
Also, the unit we share with Matt ArtPix at The Customs House in West Bay, Dorset, is now out of bounds as the whole centre is itself closed until further notice.
We are going to develop a full-blown online retail place for our publications as well as for our pre-loved, vintage and rare books, and we still hope to bring this to you later this year depending on whether we can get everything sorted before the end of the year or not...
In the meantime, Miss Gish is preparing her office to resume work on her third book The Right Place, to be published by Arcane (pub date TBC). Follow her blogs HERE.
More news soon! Watch this space!
Whilst the country is in lockdown, Miss Gish will be posting about music, books and writing on her blog.
So head THERE!
We will of course post a few updates and links to the blogs on here regularly.
Stay safe and see you on the other side!
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!
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