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Cracked & Spineless
The weird and wonderful reincarnation of The Imperial Bookshop, Tasmania's largest second hand bookstore. But now we do new books, too!
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Cracked & Spineless Mar 27
Replying to @arkhamlibrarian
In fact.... See what I wore to work??
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Cracked & Spineless Mar 27
Replying to @arkhamlibrarian
Congratulations!!! It’s my grail book, too!!
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Cracked & Spineless Jan 22
Phew! It's been a really hectic day in the bookshop. But in between all the customers, I've been corresponding with an amazing new publisher, based in Croatia (!!!) called Amaranthine Books! So far, they have...
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Cracked & Spineless Jan 21
We've got an awful lot of Star Wars stuff at the moment...and so I thought I'd have a look at some of the books that have been hanging round a while. Case in point: this Star Wars cookbook, which came out...
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Cracked & Spineless Jan 21
Got a nice secondhand thing to show you now... This is a Folio Society edition of the classic story, "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight".... It's the translation by Simon Armitage, and there are also pretty...
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Cracked & Spineless Jan 20
Could be the wrong time to be posting this....but so many of you miss out on stuff I post throughout the day, so I thought I’d give you fellow night owls a chance to pick up one of the biggest releases we’re...
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Cracked & Spineless Jan 19
Ok folks!!! Every year an enormous amount of fantasy artwork is produced. But only the absolute best - the BEST of the best - will be found within these “Spectrum” books, which have appeared each year for the...
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Cracked & Spineless Jan 19
Who fancies a box set of classics (including “Little Women”, which we’re getting asked about nearly every day!) It came in secondhand, but hardly looks used. $25 if you’d like it! ☺️☺️☺️
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Cracked & Spineless Jan 19
Have you seen this???? He's retiring!!! (Probably wants to smoke a few more fat blunts,...
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Cracked & Spineless Jan 19
Also got a copy of this lovely "interactive" hardcover edition of "Peter Pan" to sell secondhand. Throughout you find all these pull-out illustrations, maps, objects etc, which add to the reading experience!...
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Cracked & Spineless Jan 19
I can tell it's gonna be a stellar retail Monday. One of our first customers came racing into the shop, wanting a particular book for her daughter. We had said book. Secondhand. In near mint condition. For...
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Cracked & Spineless Jan 17
Damn! Look what just came in secondhand? It's a near-mint copy of that fantastic technical retrospective of Doctor Who, which came out a couple of years ago: "Impossible Worlds" It's big; it's beautiful; and...
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Cracked & Spineless Jan 17
I'm really loving all these lovely illustrated collections of myths and fables from different countries around the world. They're being put out by Tuttle Publishing, and so far we've had collections from...
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Cracked & Spineless Jan 17
Ok. Apologies to people who are not drinking wine in a bookshop on a Friday night.... But I have stuff to do. And this book has pissed me off! I mean, I LOVE it... But I'm annoyed! You see, this guide to...
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Cracked & Spineless Jan 16
This is pretty damn cool! Came in secondhand this morning. It’s an atlas of all the world’s most dangerous, frightful and cursed places! Each place is described, and is accompanied by a vintage map of the area. It’s a nice hardcover... $20 if you’d like it! ☺️☺️☺️
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Cracked & Spineless Jan 16
Like, oh my God! Had a real-life "Valley Girl" come in the bookshop So I put on the Zappa song to make her feel at home! But sadly she just talked loudly on her phone the whole time, so I feel she probably missed my joke. Didn't even buy any bitchin' books. ;) ;) ;)
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Cracked & Spineless Jan 16
Alright people... It's time to show you something pretty special. I don't imagine many of you would be familiar with the work of the author Frederic Brown. But you should be. You really should. In a career...
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Cracked & Spineless Jan 15
Ok people! I've been looking for more obscure stuff to offer you... And I've come up with a humdinger! "Paddle Steamers of Australasia" is a very strangely-bound, tall paperback volume, which came out in 1973...
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Cracked & Spineless Jan 13
Just before Christmas we got in a couple of copies of this absolutely exquisite book on the costumes seen in the live-action Disney movies! Quite a few of these movies were not Disney's finest moments...but...
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Cracked & Spineless Jan 13
Alright people... I've been showing you some pretty obscure stuff recently... But this would have to be one of THE most obscure things! "Lion Rugs From Fars" is a big paperback volume that looks at all these...
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