Saturday 21 October 2017

Owner writes last sad chapter in the story of old bookshop

New homes for 70,000 books are needed as a browsers' paradise prepares to close it doors for the last time

Onward march of progress: Sean Day at his desk in Carraig Books Photo: Liam Collins
Onward march of progress: Sean Day at his desk in Carraig Books Photo: Liam Collins
Liam Collins

Liam Collins

When you enter the half-timbered old shop, you get the pungent smell of books, ink and the timeless air of a place where the pace of life has changed little over the last half century.

Some of the books may even have been resting on the shelves that long.

How many there are the owner can't really say, but a conservative estimate puts the number of volumes at 70,000 and growing.

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