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Shelving test, 2000
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July 25, 2018 posted by Unity Wellington

Shelving test, 2000

A shelving refresher test. The handwriting looks like Simie Simpson or Rebekah Wilson-Lye, but it could be Tilly Lloyd.    

Damian Skinner in USA
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July 24, 2018 posted by Unity Wellington

Damian Skinner in USA

An email from “lovely Damian” who was travelling in the USA and having curious adventures on the train.    

Staff Meeting Agenda, 8th August 1999
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July 23, 2018 posted by Unity Wellington

Staff Meeting Agenda, 8th August 1999

A range of things were on the agenda for 8th August 1999, from shop procedures and potential change of opening hours, through changes in postage and websites all the way…

Sue Beaton in Plymouth, UK, 8th August 1999
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July 20, 2018 posted by Unity Wellington

Sue Beaton in Plymouth, UK, 8th August 1999

An email from Sue Beaton (in Plymouth) discussed some kind of wizardy book for children, along with a bit of local astronomical trivia and a request for book trade gossip…

Staff meeting agenda, 3rd May 1999
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July 20, 2018 posted by Unity Wellington

Staff meeting agenda, 3rd May 1999

A busy meeting of procedure refinements, planning for a possible book club and congratulating staff for preventing two aspiring shoplifters from realising their dreams.    

Demon Profession recall, 18th June 1998
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July 16, 2018 posted by Unity Wellington

Demon Profession recall, 18th June 1998

Sometimes we are asked to remove books from sale because of inaccuracies or actual or potential litigation. This example is from HarperCollins, publishers of The Demon Profession by Michael Laws….

Big Month, March 1997
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July 10, 2018 posted by Unity Wellington

Big Month, March 1997

In 1997, this programme of advertisements, events and preparations counted as an exceptionally busy month.