Yesterday, the ArtPix/Arcane team went to our unit at The Customs House in West Bay, Dorset, to add yet some more items for our customers!
The place has been buzzing this summer... May this continue into the autumn, and let's hope there will never be another lockdown again!
If you are in West Dorset and find yourself in West Bay, please visit our unit, it's on the second floor!
We've got art, books, retro football, vintage and antique items...
Holiday reading from the Arcane shelves! Nature writing, thrillers, memoirs, historical novels, classic children's literature... Including some very low priced book bundles! There is something for everyone...
We've got a few coffee table books available in our unit: Art, design, history, cinema...
So someone somewhere must have decided that Bette Davis was ok and could be "sold" to modern mainstream audiences! Indeed, The BFI in London even has a BETTE DAVIS SEASON!
We at Arcane Publishing have been fans of classic cinema for decades and always have a great stock of books and ephemera from and about the glamorous Golden age of Hollywood (and even earlier all the way back to when Hollywood didn't even exist!).
In our early years as a book trader, we used to sell quite a lot of magazines and books about all those fabulous films and stars, but over the past few years, we have noticed that interest in those fascinating movies has been waning, which is a incredible shame. At Arcane HQ, we still enjoy watching those unmatched cinematic treasures!
It's always good to see a resurgence in interest in anything related to the Golden Age of Hollywood, and we've been looking for pictures and mentions of Bette Davis in our current stock.
Anne Billson's tribute to the most iconic on-screen pairing in Hollywood, "Screen Lovers", is full of beautiful images...
This book is available to buy from us at £10 +P&P. Please DM us on Facebook or Twitter @ArcanePub.
On Saturday, the ArtPix/Arcane team traded at The Langport Vintage Market. Arcane was supposed to have one small corner of a table on Matt ArtPix's stand, but in the end, we were incredibly lucky and were given even more space as we were the only traders in The Undercroft! So Arcane was able to spread out a bit...
We had chosen to book an undercover space (what with the unstable British summer weather) and we were soooo wise to do so! We had quite virulent rain showers regularly throughout the day, but we smugly stayed all dry and cosy...
The Undercroft, like many of the buildings around this very interesting town, is full of history. It is part of the town hall and used to be where the market was held. This is also where the wonderful Kim Woods Vintage shop is located, and I would highly recommend it: it is beautifully curated and is full to the brim with treasures and unusual antiques...
Let's have a sneak peek at our stall! First, here's the Arcane section!
We also had a few boxes of our stock of 50p vintage books!
Our display was very colourful, as per usual!
We will be adding a few items to our Facebook marketplace list in the next few days, so please do go and have a look!
A quick reminder that the Arcane online bookshop will launch in 2022... and we are still adding new books to the Arcane shelves in Matt ArtPix's unit at The Customs House in West Bay, Dorset!
Arcane will be helping Matt ArtPix on his stall at the Langport Vintage Market.
We'll be in The Undercroft, so should be able to remain dry if our unsettled weather continues.
If there's room, there will be a small selection of Arcane's pre-loved and vintage books. First, a shelf of smaller books priced from 50p to £5.
We will also bring a few of our lovely stock of fashion books! Here's our selection for the event:
Finally, we made it to the fab Bridport Vintage Market after our no show last month because of the rain! We had managed to become regulars at this lovely event before the pandemic, and it now feels like we have to build everything up again after two years away...
It was great to be back to the market which is the closest regular event to our HQ and is located in the wonderful Arts and Vintage Quarter (St Michael's estate) in Bridport.
We really had a lovely day and Matt ArtPix sold quite a few bulky items, which is always good when you have to put your stock in our little van! This market is also brilliant to meet interesting people...
We cannot wait for the next market which will be on 29th August (Bank Holiday).
Old Albion is a fantastic shop full of treasures... The resident dog kept us entertained the whole day, especially when he decided to have a nap right in the middle of the entrance! He is incredibly cute...
The infamous Red Brick Cafe was of course as busy as always and kept the punters happy with their yummy food and drinks!
Our next event will be at the Langport Vintage Market, where we will have a small corner on Matt ArtPix's stall! It's in Langport, Somerset.
On Sunday morning, the Arcane/ArtPix team was up at 4am and made their way to Somerset to trade at The Giant Shepton Flea where we smashed our sales records last month!
It was a blisteringly hot day and we knew the weather would be dry (good), but we didn't expect it to be that hot (bad)... Unfortunately, it meant that punters didn't turn up in their usual numbers and headed for the beach - or stayed in their cool homes...
Therefore, it was a quieter than usual event, and doggy customers (rightly) were sorely missed! Nevertheless, a few hot pooches enjoyed a few slurps of fresh water we had put at their disposal...
Our next event will be the Bridport Vintage Market in Bridport, Dorset, this Sunday 25th July. Arcane will have a very small selection of hand-picked volumes at very affordable prices!
This time, we'll be there even if it rains!
Also, over the next two weeks, we will add quite a few items to the Arcane Publishing Facebook Marketplace.
As we will not be able to set up our online shop before 2022 because of work commitments, we will try and have a few of our items online over the summer, then we'll have a break and come back bigger in January 2022!
This Sunday is the second event of the year for the Arcane/ArtPix team!
Well, actually, on paper, it will be the third event in our events page but we had to cancel the Bridport Vintage Market on June 25th due to bad weather.
At the moment, the forecast seems to be on our side. The first Giant Shepton Flea of the year was record-breaking for us (read all about it HERE)... Our aim is to do even better this weekend!
Below is a flavour of the Arcane stock we will be bringing on Sunday... There will be more, including paperbacks at 50p, a few French board games and much, much more! Of course, Matt ArtPix will have a wide range of vintage, pre-loved and recycled items for sale!
Art, cinema, fashion, design, music and intriguing vanished architecture...
To know more about this book and watch a video review of it, head to our Facebook marketplace listing HERE.
We have drafted yet another Publishing schedule for The Right Place with a Pub Date of March 2023 for the book.
News on more events soon!
We are absolutely thrilled to have acquired 11 gorgeous RSC programmes from the 60s! Many well-known names in there as well as theatre tickets, press clippings, etc. More on this later this week.
In other news, finally, from Thursday onwards, we will be able to spend close to 100% of our time to the development of Arcane Publishing.
Loads of things in the pipeline, including Miss Gish going back to The Right Place, her third novel, which has been cruelly neglected for the past two months.
The new target pub date for The Right Place is January or February 2023, and we will do everything we can to stick to this crucial date.
Last year, we had a string of amazing events booked throughout the Spring/Summer season... North and South Somerset, Bristol, New Forest...
And all were cancelled...
The nothing for months...
We attended the first Giant Shepton Flea recently (you can read all about it HERE.) We will be returning there on 18th July if everything goes to plan...
But one exciting new event is our return to the brilliant Bridport Vintage Market in the St Michael's Art and Vintage Quarter!
This has always been a really lovely event with a brilliant atmosphere and loads of doggies!
As usual, I will be occupying a small corner of Matt ArtPix's stall (we will eventually have our own stall at events, probably towarsd the end of the year or next year).
We have selected a small amount of stock for this event, and we hope it will generate a reasonable amount of interest!
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