Spring has sprung...
The grass has riz...
I wonder where the birdies is?
The bird is on the wing...
No, that's absurd...
The wing is on the bird!
Thanks as always to Fiona Courtenay-Thompson
Our favourite fellow bookshop, Scarthin Books in Cromford, is quite literally looking for support.
You think we have a lot of stock - well, Scarthin's Books houses approximately 100,000 books across thirteen rooms on three floors, and is seeking crowdfunding to raise 50% of the cost of essential building work to secure the structure of the premises (four steel posts on the ground floor).
If you would like to help to keep one of Derbyshire's wonderful book places upright, head over to the Crowdfunder page and make a pledge.
Vellichor. n. the strange wistfulness of used bookstores, which are somehow infused with the passage of time—filled with thousands of old books you’ll never have time to read, each of which is itself locked in its own era, bound and dated and papered over like an old room the author abandoned years ago, a hidden annex littered with thoughts left just as they were on the day they were captured.
From The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows by John Koenig
Peak Volumes - a bookshop the way they used to be