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.
Irvine, Alcock et al./
Football, A Popular Handbook Of The Game : The Boy's Own Bookshelf II.
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Very rare early "Football" Rugby & Soccer
Fully titled --- The Boy's Own Bookshelf II -
Football, A Popular Handbook Of The Game by Dr.
Irvine, C.W. Alcock and Other Recognised
Authorities, edited by G.A. Hutchison, with Plans
of Grounds and Other Illustrations. Published by
The Religious Tract Society. London, First
Edition. Though no date given on title page.
The British Library Catalogue dates its own
single copy as 1887. xv + [i] + 140 text pages
plus 4 pp. of publishers adverts. "Good plus"
blue cloth hardback some bumping/abrasion to
corners and head/tail of spine, as shown clearly
in the accompanying images. (Interestingly C.W.
Alcock was also the editor of John Lilywhite's
Football Annual, which appeared in 1869, and
then of The Football Annual which succeeded it.)
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.