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Rare bookish gems from the Slightly Foxed stockroom | Slightly Foxed newsletter Spring 2024

Rare bookish gems from the Slightly Foxed & Smith Settle stockrooms

Greetings from Hoxton Square, where our desks are only just visible behind a labyrinth of brown printers’ parcels and a trip to the kettle involves a good deal of ducking and weaving and the odd pirouette to avoid another fox wielding a tape gun.

When it comes to organisation, the Marie Kondo message is rather lost on us at Foxed HQ (What will our day look like? Books. What will we surround ourselves with? Books. What sparks joy? Um. Books.) but we do our best to tidy shelves and clear cupboards in a rational manner at least once a quarter.

As long-term SF collectors will know, the number written inside each of our limited-edition books is in the hand of Tracey at Smith Settle who sits down each quarter and painstakingly checks, numbers and parcels-up the bound books. With each run of 2,000 books come a few unnumbered copies in case of printer error, which are then used for review purposes or kept in a cupboard in case of a postal disaster. This week we’ve unearthed a box of such overruns from the backlist, including copies of our sold-out editions of The House of Elrig and 84, Charing Cross Road.

We’ve now listed these books for sale on our website at a special reduced price (up to £8 off each title), together with a selection of other full-price books which will soon be entirely sold out (including our last three sets of Carey Novels by Ronald Welch). So, if you’ve been thinking about adding any of these books to your collection, now’s the moment to do so.

With best wishes from the SF office staff

Jess, Isabel, Rebecca & Izzy

PS For those of you who aren’t in need of more books but could find space for new artwork, scroll on down for Issue 80’s cover artist James Nunn’s Vulpes series, commissioned for our 20th birthday year and now available to buy as limited-edition prints with a 20% discount for Foxed readers.

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