Special - A shop were the books are totally forgetable no matter
how long you look at them.
Nervosa Special - A shop so cold that you have to bring your own
heating, the strange thing is that most of the owners have a warmth
of personality that nearly makes up for it.
Samuel Beckett Special - A secondhand bookshop where it is not always
possible to tell what is going on, the windows often have just two
or three drearily strange books in them, it is not always obvious
how to open the door and when you go in there is a strange sense
of wonderment, especially about when the last person did, and what
happened to him or her.
Drif Special - A shop so low key that most dealers cringe at the
thought of going in it which is precisely why I like it so much.
The books are even lower rent than I am, but I am quite often in
better condition than them...just.
Special - A libricide tears the colour plates out of the books and
sells them separately.
Cuisine - A bookshop usually influenced by the Bookfairies which
has a minimalist stock and books you have to have a degree in semiotics
to understand the importance of.
Beef - A bookshop which is attempting to sell the same books as
were popular fifty years ago...it is not so much the books themselves
that make a Roast Beef shop but the way the shops price and value
hope these scraps have wetted your appitite for the real thing,
if you're lucky you'll find a copy of one of the guides ...in a