Follow us on TwitterMy first day as a bookshop owner in September 1974

Cash box was ready with £20 float and there were a few books of my choosing on the metal ‘Bookwise’ shelves

Looking out of the front window there was a crumpled heap of clothes by the bus stop opposite – I ran across to find an elderly woman blue and her eyes were glazed over. The next few minutes were a blur, the local doctor rushed to the scene and pronounced the woman dead.

A little shocked I carried on in my new bookshop, there were a few sales.

My first day as a real bookseller

The first dead body!

Date 20th September!

Total sales for the day £20!

Bookseller aged 20!

Oh and I forgot to switch the lights on!

Sunday morning: Notes from a bookseller
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