Whither Bookshops?


Whither Bookshops?
The November 2014 seminar in the book-collecting series organised jointly by the Institute of English Studies (London University) and the Rare Book Society was given by Stephen Foster of both Foster's Bookshop in Chiswick and 95 Bell Street in Marylebone.

Stephen said, "The traditional secondhand bookshop is in decline.  As someone who has run secondhand bookshops in West London for over thirty years, I’ll take a look at some of the changes that I have seen, as well as the state of things today, and how I see the future of the secondhand and rare book trade".

The seminar took place on Tuesday 11th November 2014 – Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. The seminars are free and open to the public. There is no need to book and all are very welcome.

The seminars are aimed at a broad audience including book-collectors, booksellers, historians of all kinds, librarians, indeed at anyone with an interest in collecting any sort of text from the sixth-former to the retired professor. The atmosphere is informal, as are the presentations. They are held in the University of London’s Senate House and run from 6.00pm on the second Tuesday of each month.