Friday, April 24, 2015

Bookends, Nelson Street, Market Harborough

This shop in Nelson Street, Market Harborough, has been an Indian takeaway for as long as most residents can remember. Today it appears to be undergoing a refitting to become some form of fried chicken shop.

But for two or three years in the late 1970s it was a secondhand bookshop. When I was in the sixth form I had a Saturday job there, serving what customers there were and cataloguing books.

It all sounds rather unlikely now and too long ago for the internet to help me prove the bookshop really existed.

But a search in Google Books brought up this priceless fragment of my past from a 1978 issue of Antiquarian Book Monthly Review.

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