Whilst in Bristol at the fair, in between beating back the busy customers and their wads of cash, i managed to do a couple more of my video interviews with members of the trade. I decided to go with the most senior couple (in terms of book history rather than age !) that i could find, with mr & mrs Lee, and then in a poetic juxtaposition, one of the newest couples to join the PBFA with Robert & Barbara Chalk.
I think this was about my 5th attempt at interviewing the Lee’s – every time we would start, a musician would begin just behind them. We got there in the end though. Mr & Mrs Lee are well known, having been involved with the PBFA for many years.
Opposite Marcia and I at Bristol, were Robert and Barbara, who only joined the PBFA last year. their company is called “Rare & Antique Books” and they are based in Exeter. I am always learning new things through the book trade. This fair has taught me never to let Robert choose the starter in a Vietnamese restaurant !
That’s it for now. Next stop York, for YABS, the big York Premier Fair, and the PBFA’s annual general meeting. Will the joy never end ?