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September 2018

It’s been some time since I updated the website, but nothing changes much - apart from our stock. I have got rid of the Grumpy Bookdealer page as I didn’t find time to keep it up-to-date, so anything i want to say will appear here in future! It’s been a traumatic year personally for me so far, having been in hopsital for some time, and now on a course of chemotherapy, but it seems to be going well.


We have had a complete run of the magazine This England come into the shop recently. This is a wonderful magazine and we are selling them individually at £1.50 each, 4 for £5 and a free binder with every 8 copies you buy.


A few months back we reorganised our large collection of Ordnance Survey maps so that they are now properly shelved in numerical order. It inludes the 1” series and the later 1:50000  Landranger and 1:25000 Explorer Series, as well as a whole load of foreign maps.


Our CD Collection, principally of classical music, has expanded considerably and we have moved them to the more logical  place in the shop - the Music Room. Here we hold what we believe to be the largest selection of secondhand sheet music in the East Midlands.


We continue to buy more books than we sell, and as a result  (after 24 years in our present location) the shop is now chock-a-block, with books on the floor, books in boxes, and hardly anywhere to put your feet. You can help us to make more room by coming in and buying loads of books! We give generous discounts for generous purchases. We also try to be very selective on which books we buy, and have to turn away many excellent books simply because they are not best sellers and we just don’t have room to display them - and such books are peanuts online anyway.


Scratching around for more space, I recently found somewhere to put in another 5 ft shelf which means that some of our more esoteric stock can be displayed more effectively.



We recently had a new Costa Coffee shop open up in the newey refurbished Victorian  ‘Old Constables’ building just over the road from the shop. Hopefully this will attract more customers into Forest Books, and it does seem that there has been a slightly higher footfall in recent weeks.