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A good book has no ending. ~R.D. Cumming

Yesterday we wanted to look at some new books so for a change we went to Westfield Tuggerah for me that was the first time for about three years. It had had nothing to do seeing that I had nearly finished Stieg Larsson’s

the man who left to soon

Stieg Larsson

first book of the Millennium Trilogy The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo I simply have to read the rest of his book I enjoyed from start to finish in one hit all others were on hold to it was finished, rare for me. I also brought a few copies of Truman Capote’s book In Cold Blood, we even lucked in on some Nora Roberts Romance Fiction, Peter Watt Australian Fiction, Bill Tuckey true crime books on our customers want list, and we are always looking for books for people its part of the job, if your looking for a book then send me an Contact Jim or Phone 0249 735 925

Mixture of fiction

We left late and in the end had lunch at McDonalds YUK enough said. What was strange for us is we never even went into a used book shop this must be a first time I think I have ever gone to Wyong or anywhere for that matter and not even looked in a charity shop or bookshop.

If your looking used bookshop around our area take a look at my Google maps to see where the other bookshops are around our area.

Where did you get your name? after a past family member, or are you more adventurous and name your children after characters in books, or famous people maybe a first love then again it could have been some other reason.

Just in the last couple of weeks a very close family friend called Laura had just given birth to healthy little girl, I can remember her telling me that when she was reading To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee and that her favorite character was Jean Louise (Scout) & if she was lucky enough to have a daughter that was the name she would chose.

Now as things go and they usually do approximately ten days ago after much labor a beautiful little girl called Scout arrived to the joy of family and friends alike her mum had to do the all the work anyway. Her close friends were all around to support.

I have been busy working in the used book shop, but today I was lucky enough to call in and see Laura & Scout, and what a beautiful baby girl she is, I only hope she enjoys reading as much as her mum, which I’m sure she will. I know she will get lots of good books delivered at just the right moment. Go Laura & Scout.

Cheers

Jim
Today I had arranged to get my bookbinder mate Rob & another book collecting buddy Allan to come and look at my new used hot stamping machine, I needed his expertise to show me how to set it up, to figure out how to attach the text blocks onto it. As usual he turned up at the expected time, after a cup of tea its down to the real work, give it a quick clean check all the features are working yes, now we have to design some blocks to hold the fonts.
While this going on who walks in but my yachting friends B&G from Newcastle called in to say hi, they wanted some help with gear of the internet. More tea for everyone. Now all the computers are doing double time book searches, yacht supplies from the USA, check emails.
Then we get a surprise visit from a bookshop owner she runs a really neat shop at Toukley just coming to visit see our shop, gee its small I thought it would be bigger, but its good to see her anyway.
All the while I have to do shop work posting of books answer emails update different links on the web answer the phone. What else can happen today? I wonder.

Today I had arranged to get my bookbinder mate Rob & another book collecting buddy Allan to come and look at my new used hot stamping machine, I needed his expertise to show me how to set it up, to figure out how to attach the text blocks onto it. As usual he turned up at the expected time, after a cup of tea its down to the real work, give it a quick clean check all the features are working yes, now we have to design some blocks to hold the fonts.

While this going on who walks in but my yachting friends B&G from Newcastle called in to say hi, they wanted some help with gear of the internet. More tea for everyone. Now all the computers are doing double time book searches, yacht supplies from the USA, check emails.

Then we get a surprise visit from a bookshop owner she runs a really neat shop at Toukley just coming to visit see our shop, gee its small I thought it would be bigger, but its good to see her anyway.

All the while I have to do shop work posting of books answer emails update different links on the web answer the phone trying to find books for people. Make drinks & food @#$% Am I a bookshop or cafe.

What else can happen today? I wonder.

Cheers

Jim Owens

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