Our long-established family shop on three floors in Southport's beautiful town centre, is so easy to find, only two doors from Waterstones, next to the Lakeland shop. We are open from 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday - Saturday, but from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, selling not only many thousands of unusual and interesting books but also heaps of LPs CDs & sheet music, along with fossils, crystals, minerals, tropical shells, prehistoric, ancient and mediaeval antiquities, some small antiques and curios, a growing selection of coins, and much much more. Only a tiny fraction of our large stock is online. Please check out our regularly updated web pages and do call in the shop when passing.
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Collingwood Family, Three Gifted Generations.
The first free endpaper bears the neat ink
inscription "E.M.D. Collingwood, Xmas 1909 from
Miss Bright", and below in pencil, in the hand of
Barbara Crystal Collingwood, "B.C.G." Eventually,
though showing no inscribed evidence of this
ownership, the book came into the possession of
Janet Gnosspelius, part of whose library we
recently acquired. In 1883 Edith Mary Dorothy
Isaac (1857-1928),the noted miniaturist and
talented pianist, married William Gershom
Collingwood (1854-1932), the antiquarian, author,
artist and aesthete, assuming his surname.
Amongst the multi-talented offspring of this
marriage of talents was Barbara Crystal
Collingwood (1887-1961), the sculptress, who in
1925 married Oscar Gnosspelius, the noted
geologist and flying boat designer. Their
daughter was Janet Gnosspelius (1925-2010) who
achieved some fame, earlier as a scion of the
famous Liverpool School of Architecture, and
later as an enthusiastic built-environment
conservationist. We have been unable to identify
"Miss Bright." First edition, 1909, Constable and
Company. Tan buckram hardback with gilt lettering
to spine, Though with v. slight rubbing to gilt
on spine, still "V.G." condition. A most
interesting association copy, marking three
generations of outstanding talent.
Andrew's well-published "do" for Record Store Day went down extremely well on Saturday; congratulations & 'likes' are still popping onto
our FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/ParkinsonsBooks/ The shop was heaving all day and then on into Sunday with swarming
turntable fans. Swarms more have visited, browsed and bought well into the week. (Jazz has sold particularly well.) We owe a big "thank you"
also to our local newspaper The Southport Visiter http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/ for all the publicity they gave not only to
us but to other shops in the area celebrating vinyl. All our participating DJs deserve a sizeable dollop of gratitude too.
And --- to change the subject totally --- Sunday was a bumper day for large tropical shell. We now have only one natural Nautilus shell
left and just two pearlised ones. One v. big & beautiful Triton's Trumpet Charonia tritonis and two magnificient specimens of
the Great Yellow Helmet Cassis cornuta still grace the shelves.
Joan's recent acquisition of miniature hindu deities has gone down well.
To add to the week's variety a newly acquired collection of 19th. C. prints of
chicken breeds is queuing up to be sorted & priced.
After many long hours of patient work by Andrew and Liam, the bargain ginnel is now well-lit
and the shop porch is water-proofed and partly re-plastered --- more room for even more quirky stock.
We try during the working week to jot down here some of the changes to the shop and website as they occur.
We hope you are tempted to explore a few more pages.
Please recommend us to your friends.
Joan, Tony & Andrew Parkinson
If you are within 30 miles of the shop, switch that machine off and come and see us.