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An independent bookshop selling new books, based at 108 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0BP.

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      12.08.2002 19:17
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      Bookends are a good value bookshop and can be found all over central london. As with most similer books shops the books are remaindered ie. books that havn't sold that well, hence the books may not be the most popular. So the books may not exactly be what you want. You may get put off the shop because you don't find anybooks that you like, however I would say that one day you find a book that you really want at bookends at a slashed price. Bookends are therefore good to get something for a cheap read. They do have some accademic books, however it is not easy to get required texts for a course from bookends. With computer books as computing changes so quickly some of the books may be fairly recent but they are probably already out of date.

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        17.06.2001 02:00
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        This funky little bookshop deserves a visit - I promise you that you won't be disappointed if you harbour any kind of interest in books. Why? Because at BOOKENDS you'll find a decent selection of cross-subject titles, general and specialised, together with many *very* recent titles at ... obscenely reduced prices. No kidding. It's so refreshing to find something other than online stores offering great bargains - and there?s no catch. I've been there, entered for a casual browse and emerged one hour later laden with books, mostly hardbacks, ranging from the critically-acclaimed to the vulgar bestseller, all at under twelve quid. Example: Mr Phillips by John Lanchester (very well-received 2000 publication by Faber - harback edition), RRP £16.99, at Bookends £2.95 (no misprint - that's two ninety-five!) Thanksgiving by Michael Dibdin (his latest, 2001 - not a Zen one though, Malu!) - in hardback, RRP £12.99, at Bookends £5.95 Dirty Tricks by Michael Dibdin - paperback, RRP £5.99, at Bookends £2.95 The downside is that the selection is of course limited - though any booklover will definitely find some long-sought title. Presumably the store laps up overstocks or some such publishers' incentive schemes, so you'll get, for example, various copies of three Rankin titles, but none of his other works. But hey, the ones you do find you get at slashed prices (in near-pristine condition - probably without the "near" for most, but I?m a tad finicky on book-condition!), so who's complaining. The Bookends I visited is at 108 Charing Cross Rd, London - but there are branches in Bristol, Gloucester, Marlow, Newport and Hay-on-Wye. Website: www.bookspostfree.com Email: bookends@madasafish.com Go there if you're nearby - believe me, I don't go around praising the competition to high heavens everyday, so this MUST be good. ****** Incidentally, if you think t
        his op is very short... you're right. As my regular readers (!!!!) will know, this is my third attempt at Bonsai Ops: saying all there is to say, in my opinion and from my experience, in only 250 words. Chris

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