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Weak from weekending

This weekend K. and I went to London, celebrating both our first wedding anniversary and a friend’s birthday. I hesitate to mention the particular dreaded decade involved, as he himself has described it as a celebration of the end of … Continue reading

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Quite unsettling

I worried at the time about the effect of the bookshelves’ shape on a stock consisting of flat (if compressible) items. A bibliophile oughtn’t to imagine such things. The system of classification, archly Fry, disturbed me too, and it seemed … Continue reading

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Profit and loss

When you buy books at a charitable bookshop, some of the money will go straight to the charitable causes; some of it will go to the charity’s internal costs. Every single charity spends some of the donations on administrative fees: … Continue reading

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The mint with the hole

Someone donated a mint copy of Neftci’s An Introduction to the Mathematics of Financial Derivatives to the Oxfam Bookshop. This is worth around £42 new, and on ABE Books fetches at least £31. After having priced it at £25—to undercut … Continue reading

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