As an experienced abebooks customer (which translates into “spent an awful lot of money on an awful lot of lovely old books”), I’m getting newsletters from several booksellers. My favourite, however, is the newsletter of Stella & Rose’s Books. Stella Books in Tintern carries rare and OUP books on all subjects, while Rose’s Books in Hay-on-Wye specialises in children’s books. Their monthly newsletter doesn’t just include a sample of their new stock and a selection of their rare books, but also and more importantly an article on an author or illustrator, on a specific narrative motif, or on any other topic that has got something to do with books.
This month, the article is about moveable and pop-up books. As always, the text is well-informed and is accompanied by several pictures. These articles are a great promotional tool: they always make me want to rush and buy as many of the featured books as possible. *g*