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Old 8th Jul 2008, 12:46   #21
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Went once to V&R. Stepped over the threshhold, turned on my heel and left (an impossibility in any other part of the shop). Browsing shops like that is a waste of time, and I'm with Bill on this one. There's another along the lane, Alba (?) Books which I try and visit when I am up on holiday. It's very much more organised and there's always pleasant tasteful music playing - a very soothing place. I hope that's still there, as I prefer that to Caledonian Books. Hopefully soon.
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I can't browse in V&R either - although the place is never empty of customers when I do visit ... to make a quick raid on the Folio Society shelf.

Alba Books sounds good - I'll go there one day - the day I manage to find a parking space in the vicinity.
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Afraid I'd fit right in at V&R. It reminds me of a community center here where I've made some great finds crawling on the carpet to get to a layer of books underneath a layer of books. The place screams low overhead.
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I see Borders has now opened its online arm in the UK now.
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I see Borders has now opened its online arm in the UK now.
And now, better value for the customer, as Borders revert back to 3-for-2 rather than the buy one get one half price deal.
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I've always fancied calling a character 'Ortago Street' - I think he's probably a 19th Century Guatemalan freedom fighter. But as the chances of me ever even thinking about writing anything that would in any way occupy the same universe as Guatamala I doubt if I ever will.

He'd probably look a bit like this:
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Watersons have just opened a branch in Dunfermline. Fine, you say, but its not fine - all the shelving is WHITE!

That is just so wrong............
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