We’ve just had our latest stock change in the Quinto Bookshop basement; the new stuff goes on sale at 2pm today. There’s an excellent selection of philosophy and history, plus some interesting literature and children’s books, and as usual a good selection of many other subjects.
You can join the queue at two, or pop in later in the week, when we’ll be receiving a top-up delivery of stock this Thursday.
And don’t forget to check out the sale on the ground floor in Francis Edwards – there are half-price reductions on a wide range of antiquarian books, with many more titles due to be reduced this week.
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A quick reminder that our stock change is happing this weekend at Quinto Bookshop, so our basement will be bursting with new stock from 2pm on Tuesday afternoon. We’ve only just started shelving the new stuff, but there’s a lot of boxes labeled with travel, history and philosophy, so it looks like those will be the hot subjects this month.
Meanwhile, we’ve still got a great sale on a whole range of antiquarian books, with hundreds of pounds slashed off prices in some cases, and many books with 50% off. There’ll be more newly reduced sale stock in this coming Thursday 8th July.
The sale covers a wide range of subjects, including history, military, literature and travel, with books reduced by over £100 in some cases.
More sale stock is arriving in the shop tomorrow, Thursday 17th June, so come in and have a look through to find a bargain.
This week we have a large selection of collectible aviation books in excellent condition new in the shop, including a range of Putnam’s titles. We’ve also had a top-up of basement stock, which will be going out on the shelves today.
Our stock changeover this month filled the shelves with an excellent selection of literature, ancient history, Folio Society editions and a great range of older natural history books.
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It’s changeover this week at Quinto Bookshop … our basement re-opens today Tuesday 1st June at 2pm after a complete re-stock. There’s a good mix of subjects this month, with literature and travel looking especially interesting. We have more antiquarian and older books available this month than we did in May, so the basement promises a potentially rewarding rummage for collectors. (Our favourite title so far… a history of pins and pincushions.)
The queue starts at two, so pop in and be first to have a hunt for bargains.
We’ve had a new delivery of books in this week with some interesting specialities – a small collection of books on bridge (the game, not the river-crossing type) with tantalising mentions of such mysteries a the Forcing Two, the Barton One Club and the Losing Trick Count. There’s also a good selection of recent history titles and a sizable pile of second hand music scores, plus a range of other subjects.
Art enthusiasts may wish to make a note that our next complete stock changeover in May should be a good one – we will have a large collection of books, pamphlets and catalogues on contemporary art from the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham. This collection will be on sale from Tuesday 4th March at 2pm.
Quinto Bookshop is now in full-swing at its new premises at 72 Charing Cross Road, which opened on 23rd March. With two floors of second hand, antiquarian, rare and collectible books, the new shop is more spacious, brighter and bursting with bargains and unusual finds.
We were sad to leave our old home at 48a Charing Cross Road, which was a bookshop for over 100 years, and where Quinto were in business for over quarter of a century, but we’re delighted to be able to help continue Charing Cross Road’s unique bookselling tradition further up the street at number 72. We’ll be continuing our monthly stock changeover, the complete restocking of the basement – the next changeover date is Tuesday May 4th.
The Story of the Move
Our new shop at 72 Charing Cross Road was transformed from empty shell to cosy bookshop in under two weeks. Carpenters Dave and James Link worked like Trojans to fit floor-to-ceiling shelving throughout the shop, while staff painted walls and moved furniture.
Clearing out of number 48a after a hundred years of uninterrupted occupancy was no small feat, and involved uncovering some layers of history in the form of hidden fireplaces and cupboards as the shelves were taken out. One cupboard was found to contain piles of maths textbooks from the early 1900s, possibly stowed there by a member of staff at Joseph’s, the first bookshop shop on the street in 1906.