Just before I started to write this, iTunes started playing Janet Jackson’s ‘What Have You Done For Me Lately?’, which seemed an appropriate reproach to a neglected website – but neglected for, I hope, decent reasons. The first reason is this. My book, Second-Hand Stories, came out a fortnight ago and most of the year – … More What have I done for you lately?
I had the pleasure of writing for the Jewish Chronicle this week about Second-Hand Stories, my book about the previous owners of my second-hand books. You can pledge towards Second-Hand Stories here. The piece begins: The second-hand bookshop in Edgware where I used to spend my weekends was just around the corner from the salt-beef bar. I … More Josh Spero on Second-Hand Stories in the Jewish Chronicle
I’ve been very lucky lately: a lot of people have taken an interest in my book, which is thrilling: the more attention it gets, the sooner it will be published. I thought I’d put some links up here to some of the coverage: Today programme (Radio 4): ‘Is technology killing old loved books?’ (back-up link) Sunday … More Second-Hand Stories in the media (updated)
Every second-hand book you have has a story. It has been owned by one or more people before you, and each of them has a life filled with love, loss, drama and conflict, sometimes on a grand international scale, other times intensely personal. Those are exactly what I found in the lives of the people … More I’ve written a book – and I need your help