My sister had an Agatha Christie quote printed up and framed for me, you would have thought she had been in the shop! It is now hanging in the Coffee Shop for the amusement of customers.
“It was necessary to sidle since precariously arranged books impinged more and more every day on the passageway from the street. Inside, it was clear that the books owned the shop rather than the other way about. Everywhere they had run wild and taken possession of their habitat, breeding and multiplying and clearly lacking any strong hand to keep them down. The distance between bookshelves was so narrow that you could only get along with great difficulty. There were piles of books perched on every shelf or table. On a stool in a corner, hemmed in by books, was an old man in a pork-pie hat with a large flat face like a stuffed fish. He had the air of one who has given up an unequal struggle. He had attempted to master the books, but the books had obviously succeeded in mastering him. He was a kind of King Canute of the book world, retreating before the advancing book tide. If he ordered it to retreat it would have been with the sure and hopeless certainty that it would not do so.”
The only difference, so I’ve been told, is that I’m not a man and I don’t have a flat face!
The main window display has a slightly royal flavour and the covers of the graphic novels are certainly eye-catching!
We’ve bought a large collection of graphic novels, roleplaying game books and a couple of Dungeons & Dragons box sets. About 400 in total! Have started the pricing up and will be putting a selection in our window display.
It’s the start of Euro 2016 and our window display
shows the England Lion taking on all comers! The toads are enjoying the show and a tea party!
IkonJohn is back in the Sherborne Abbey for a few weeks. He painted and gave The Sanctuary Coffee Shop an Icon of Saint Euphrosynos, Patron Saint of Cooks and Chefs. It’s really beautiful.
Babar stories are delightful for children and adults alike.