Tomorrow, I will be paying a visit to our unit in West Bay, Dorset (the one we share with Matt ArtPix).
The summer season has now started and the number of visitors to The Customs House is growing, therefore it is important to keep the unit looking fresh and attractive - hence numerous visits over the next few weeks!
I will be taking a few books out and put some new ones in...
Here are the volumes that will take pride of place on our shelves tomorrow!
Classic glamour, classic cinema, classic rock'n'roll...
If you are one of those people who think that the best music ever was created in the 60s and 70s, then these are for you!
Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Velvet Underground...
I still need to research them and spruce them up a bit, but they are all in a very good condition, and some of them seem to be pretty rare!
You will find them on our stall when we start doing events again as Arcane Publishing in a few weeks' time!
In the meantime, I will be helping Matt ArtPix (and selling some clothes I want to get rid of) tomorrow at the fantastic Shepton Giant Flea!
Even though it is going to be a few more weeks before I can attend events again, I have been hunting for yet more stock. Finding interesting, rare and beautiful books is becoming more and more difficult, but when I see then, I get them!
This week's finds:
American publication, 1976
This is an Australian volume, 1989.
Most of my stock is made of rare second-hand books which I cannot risk putting in our unit at The Customs House, West Bay, Dorset.
But now and again, I put on the shelves some books I think might be of interest to the varied audience that visits us there!
Today, I have added a few action-packed books, and Matt ArtPix has put a few new colourful additions to his shelves, ready for the Easter weekend!
Rita Hayworth - The time, the place and the woman
A biography of the Hollywood star by John Kobal
1st edition, 1977
Signed by the author, year of publication
Looking at me - by Isabella Rossellini
Signed by the author
Self-reflections by the actress and model, daughter of the Swedish Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman and the celebrated Italian movie director Roberto Rossellini.
Before I Forget by James Mason
1st edition, 1981
Signed by the author
Illustrated autobiography of the British movie star James Mason.
Arcane Publishing is not doing any market or fair at the moment as we are busy raising funds for our projects, but our partner-in-crime Matt ArtPix is always very busy with events!
We will let you know what he is up to on this very website, but do go and have a read on his own blog and website!
In the meantime, Arcane Publishing is still trading at The Customs House in West Bay, Dorset (we are on the second floor!) and in our unit (which we share with Matt ArtPix), you will find some great second-hand books and of course copies of Miss Gish's first two novels, I Am a Muse and The Book of Thoth!
WE HAVE DISCOUNTS on our second-hand books, and prices have been greatly reduced (paperbacks are only 50p!).
So if you happen to be in West Bay this Easter holiday, do pop in! (photos below were taken in our unit today!)
Arcane Publishing is slowly preparing its come back... It will take another few weeks for us to be fully operational, but in the meantime, we are reconnecting with the beautiful nature around us - always good for inspiration!
In the meantime, our partner-in-crime, artist, designer and antiques and vintage dealer Matt ArtPix is as busy as ever!
Go and have a look at his fantastic new website HERE.
Matt blogs regularly about his fab finds, so go and have a read HERE.
Our next event will be the fantastic Vintage Somerset at Wells Town Hall.
Last time, Arcane Publishing sold quite a few big books, and we will once again have a fantastic array of rare and second-hand books, ephemera from all eras and other thrilling items (including Miss Gish's two novels, of course!).
There will truly be something for everyone... So come and say hi! You can browse all the fab stalls inside and treat yourself to something special to eat too from the superb local produce market outside the Town Hall!
We will bring most of our new stock, acquired over the December holidays - we have blogged about some of those items in our previous blogs...
Today, I will give you a brief glimpse of another fantastic find we will bring to Loulou's tomorrow:
a copy of the rare "Paris Sens Dessus-Dessous" - unfortunately, this copy has lost its dust cover but it is really the content which is intriguing.
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