Upstairs at Harris & Harris Books, Clare
Summer is almost upon us at Slightly Foxed. The printers in Yorkshire and office foxes in Hoxton are knee-deep in boxes of crisp creamy quarterlies, newly minted books and mounds of bubble-wrap and packing tape in preparation for the dispatch of the summer issue of the quarterly. Subscribers can look forward to receiving it towards the end of the first week of June, and with it be transported to Mandalay with Justin Marozzi, across the channel with Joanna Kavenna, into the world of Whigs with Michael Holroyd, to Nowhere with Travis Elborough . . . but we mustn’t give too much away!
Each quarter we look forward to renewing our friendship with subscribers and hearing what you make of the new issue. We especially enjoy the little notes, unusual postcards and other curiosities that arrive on our desks in the days after publication. As usual you’ll find a selection of recent favourites further down the page.
Another great quarterly pleasure is celebrating new publications and next month is no exception. On Thursday 11 June we’ll be up in Suffolk launching the 30th of our Slightly Foxed Editions, Adrian Bell’s Silver Ley, at Harris & Harris Books in Clare. This charming independent bookshop is very much at the heart of its community and, with new and second-hand books on two floors, handmade ceramics by a local potter, a large collection of old motoring books and delightful personal decorations from owner/manager Kate, it attracts book lovers from near and far.
We hope that those of you who are local will be able to join us, and if any other readers feel like making a special trip, we’d be delighted to see you for a chat, a browse around the bookshop and a glass of wine. Further details appear below, along with news of another date for your diaries. On Saturday 20 June the Slightly Foxed bookshop is throwing a tea party for all readers and customers. With a summer treat of 10% off everything and homemade cake on offer, it should be a very happy afternoon.