The move is well under way now : the first batch of shelving from Station House has been moved to the new shop and is almost ready for the books to go back.
This slightly disorienting picture shows the shelves in the old shop detached from their fixings and leaning at strange angles to the wall. They have now been moved to the new shop and are mostly fixed in their new positions, and wiped clean (were they grubby!) ready to receive their books again.
Most of our books are already at the new shop, where the stock rooms and cataloguing room (the Snug) are full. As you can see the Snug is already shelved, stocked, carpeted and furnished with the Guvnor’s desk and chair.
Below is a picture taken last March, with the Guvnor pruning a set of shelves which didn’t quite fit. The September photo to the left was taken from where he is working, more or less.
Meanwhile we have BT on the job transferring the phone system and broadband to the new premises.
Until I have the broadband running in my new office I remain firmly at Station House with my computers and my web site stock, a little of which is pictured here. These non-standard shelves in an odd nook of the old shop won’t fit anywhere in the new building, we’ll have to leave them behind.
Meanwhile Mary has been packing the remaining shop stock ready for stage 2 of the move : the rest of the shelves.
Stage 3 will be the last bits and pieces, and most importantly, the counter.