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Here are some photos (a few from the Ian Rankin event as promised) from our Bookfest 2010 events. Syd Sharp’s event was excellent. He took his audience through the different processes involved in hand-making books, from the folding of paper through stitching, binding and finishing. Syd is an engaging and experienced host and hopefully we will have him back another time to show us more as 2 hours is only a drop in the ocean of what’s involved in this fascinating subject.

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Our literary quiz was also held last week. As always, many thanks to our question setter and quizmaster Derek for his excellent and well pitched event and to the 78 for hosting us. We had another good turn-out  and we will definitely continue this event on a regular basis.

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Last reminder for our peerless Literary Quiz. In case you missed the previous post, it’s on at the 78 next Tuesday night. We will try to start at 9 sharp so I would recommend getting down earlier to get seated. And again, the 78 serves nice food so well worth heading down for your tea first.

Also, on Thurs night at the bookshop we have Syd Sharp’s bookbinding event. Hands on and lots of fun. More info on this in the last post.

Finally today, we were privileged to have Ian Rankin speak in our store on Sat evening. This was a Bookfest event that had to change venue last-minute. I was on holiday myself that weekend but there are most likely some pictures from the night kicking about and I can ask one of the volunteers who helped out to write-up a post.

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