Wednesday, 8 February 2012

News from Hoonaloon

2012 is already underway and a few changes have been made in Hoonaloonland.

Firstly, we`ve reluctantly had to part company with Antiqbook/Mare Libri. This was not a decision we wanted to take, but unfortunately our existing arrangement was no longer viable. 

I would like to make it clear that the Antiqbook staff have been a pleasure to work with and have gone out of their way to make our dealings trouble-free. It may well be that we`ll resume using their sites at some point in the future.

For now, we`ll be listing our stock on ABE books and occasionally using this blog to highlight a few items. We will have to look at other options as we go along.

Having reduced our overheads as much as possible, we have also reduced our prices considerably, so check our catalogue to find yourself a bargain.

Lastly, another change will be the addition of pictures to existing listings on ABE. For some time now, all our new listings have featured pictures of the book concerned - the images are usually added to the listing within 24 hours of it`s first appearance. We`re now adding pictures to our older listings as well, which should give potential customers a chance to form some impression of the condition of the book (in addition to our written description)  and also facilitate identification of particular editions.

It`s no secret that these are turbulent times economically, but we intend to `adapt and survive` and continue to bring you our usual selection of the odd, the intriguing and the unusual !


  1. books

    For particularly famous books, multiple formats of the same book may be available, so that a child can have a copy of the book in board book form before graduating to a picture book version.

  2. You`re quite right, and that is a point I was intending to make (though you expressed yourself rather more clearly than I did).