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!
As we prepare to ramp up our promotional activity, we have at last opened an Instagram account!
It might take a while for us to start posting content as we are not used to doing everything on a phone and would much prefer to be able to upload our content from our computer instead...
Please bear with us, hopefully we'll have some lovely photos of books on there very soon!
We might even have a go at posting live from our next event next week if it is all confirmed...
Matt ArtPix and Arcane had a brilliant time at the Giant Shepton Flea yesterday, Sunday 30th May!
We got up at 4am and arrived back home at 6pm, but it was so worth it!
This was our first event for over a year, and we were lucky indeed with the weather: sunny but not too hot, a slight breeze... Just right!
This was probably our most successful event so far and we sold many of the splendid items we had brought with us and are on the pictures above and below. We are currently exploring a few more opportunities in Somerset, so watch this space!
I am already planning my stock for the next Giant Shepton Flea on July 18th. We will definitely be there if the weather holds and the third wave of the virus stays away!
This week, we will be busy organising the delivery of a massive amount of stock, of which later... We're keeping it under wrap at the moment, just in case we can't pull it off!
This summer promises to be busy for ArtPix and Arcane, with our unit at The Customs House in West Bay getting really busy now and our plotting for the next few months and the future...
Miss Gish is also trying to complete the first draft of her third novel, The Right Place, so she can hand it over to Arcane for Editing and eventually publishing. There is still a long way to go...
We are delighted to say that our Anais Nin two-book bundle, which was out for sale for the first time ever yesterday, was snapped up by an eager customer!
What is this, I hear you say? An event? REALLY?
Arcane will be sharing a stall with the always fabulous Matt ArtPix this Sunday 30th May at The Giant Shepton Flea Market.
We'll bring some old stock we'd like to get rid off (books and ephemera) at fantastic prices!
Matt will have some great vintage items...
Some go and get your cash out and see you on Sunday!
Fingers crossed for the rain to stop...
Unfortunately, things being as they are, we do not have any other event booked so far but this might change in the forthcoming weeks!
But in the meantime, you can go to our unit at The Customs House in West Bay where we have some great items for sale (Matt's designs and Retro Football range and some pre-loved books!)
We have loads of plans for the future so watch out for news!
Miss Gish is back to work on her third novel, The Right Place, which of course will be published by Arcane Publishing!
We might even have one event to announce soon... Watch this space!
Today, we, the ArtPix/Arcane team made our merry way to The Customs House in West Bay, Dorset, where we have our unit!
It was brilliant to be there again as we haven't set foot in our little space since late December...
The place was a hive of activity as traders and the managers prepare the building for the Grand Reopening on Monday 12th April!
Thankfully, the winter has been kind to our stock and we found everything still in place and in tip top condition just as we had left them back in 2020!
We spent three hours in there, changing our stock, putting some new shelves in (and they look very nice indeed, if I may say so...)
Our very colourful unit is now replenished, refreshed and ready to welcome customers next week!
Fingers crossed for a good summer and no more lockdowns.
One can only hope.
Most of the space is taken up by Matt ArtPix's wonderful stock of vintage items, art and retro football products (including his own designs on cards, frames and fridge magnets as well as original pictures, books and match day programme).
Arcane Publishing has a few paperbacks and a selection of pre-loved books; our two published novels have been removed from the unit and will only be available to buy at events and online. The Arcane stock will stay in the unit for the next couple of months and it is possible that it will then be available exclusively online and at events in the future - this will depend on sales in the unit - but this is exclusively a tourist destination and books are a hard sale...
Out and about at The Customs House as the team prepares for the Grand Reopening on Monday 12th April!
We are making the most of this Bank Holiday to think about our next steps and prepare for the grand reopening of The Customs House... About which more very soon!
Miss Gish is resuming work on draft 1 of The Right Place as we type...
More news later this week!
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