Covid19/Coronavirus - How it affects our business update - as of 1/6/20. As you will be aware there is a certain amount of 'unlocking' now taking place in the UK. However this is still quite difficult in the world of books. In the PBFA we wish to act as responsibly as we can. Consequently, given the nature of book fairs, we are continuing to cancel fairs in the forseeable future. Obviously this is sad for us all, but health has to come first. Officially PBFA book fairs are cancelled at the moment until the end of August, but taken the planning required the large International Fair that normally takes place in York at the beginning of September has also been cancelled. Other fairs are constantly under review.
For us personally we would be surprised if we did any more fairs this year. Obviously we will wait and see developments, but seeing both the problems of social distancing, and quarantining books after they have been touched, we think it is unlikely until this wretched virus has taken its leave of us, or a solution, in the form of medication or vaccine, has been found. Time will tell.
In the meantime the PBFA is running virtual fairs on the 29th of each month - always worth a look - each participating member, including ourselves, enters up to 5 new items of stock for each fair.
Our internet Business continues as usual. Fortunately Jeff and I have remained in good health,(fingers crossed) isolating at home, and royal mail picking up our post for us. I would like to thank Royal Mail posties for their continued good service throughout this pandemic - they have been essential workers and have done a good job in what must have been really difficult circumstances. There must have been numerous staff absences due to sickness and self isolations, and yes, there have been occasional problems, but given the problems they must have incurred they have done really well.
We continue to wish all our customers the best of health
Booksearching on our website -If you wish to search for something specific on our site eg I-Spy books, simply go to the quick search box in the top left hand corner , enter I-Spy and search. Likewise you can do author searches and title searches in the same box.
*We ARE happy to discuss the books, their content and/their condition with customers on the telephone (01328 829944) or by e-mail ([email protected]) because we work full time in the business and we can simply go and get the books off the shelves to answer your queries.
*Customer Service IS important to us
*If these values are important to you please support us !
We have decided to continue trying to encourage our customers to use our own site for purchases, and so the offer of 10% discount for anyone who decides to buy their book/s here, rather than buying it from one of the agencies that stocks our books such as ABE or amazon, stays throughout 2019. To do this just use the code PBST2 when you make your purchase. (You may only use 1 voucher offer per purchase, so please do not try and use this along with another code).
For general enquiries - we are usually here most days keeping normal working hours. However if we are not there, we have a 24 hour answerphone, so just leave a message or send us an e-mail on [email protected].
Our address is Cherry Tree Lodge. Guist Bottom Road, Stibbard, Fakenham, Norfolk. NR21 0AQ.
Heather is also a partner in a small ephemera business. The business is called 'Words Gone By - the Vintage Paper Girls', and they buy and sell all types of ephemera including cards, scraps, booklets,broadsheets, catalogues, magazines, games, railwayana, documents, advertisements - in fact almost any old printed matter you can imagine, except stamps. We Sell at St Andrews Hall in Norfolk, at the Monthly Antiques Fair. We also do our best to acquire items for people's collections, so please send us your wants. To contact us about items you wish to buy or sell please phone Words Gone By - 01328 829944 or e-mail Heather at [email protected]
Links to Other sites we recommend
http://www.reginaldalecmartin.co.uk/ - The Reginald Alec Martin Website - He was the author of many childrens books, using a variety of pseudonyms. Look at this site to discover which ones.