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Great Expectations - But Hard Times! (PiP) HBM

Wigtown is known as Scotland's National Book Town and has many second hand book stores with cafes and restaurants also selling books. An annual book festival is held here. The books in this dispaly were originally real books, but in the PiP from this year they look to have been replaced with carved books. It is a shame to see how the store seems to have deteriorated and has hardly any books in the window display. The store prides itself on being 'the largest in Scotland'. A huge expectation but it seems to have fallen on hard times. I have added a song from a singer whose stage name was 'Charles Dickens', as of course both the books int the title were written by Charles Dickens.

Wigtown is in Wigtownshire, part of the Dumfries and Galloway district of Scotland and is a pleasant place to visit with a central park and very wide main street as well as a variety of small shops.

The link is 'The Way Love Goes' by Charles Dickens

www.youtube.com/watch?v=De0hcdFABa0

Charles Dickens' real name is David Anthony and he toured with the Rolling Stones in 1965. After a brief career as a singer he returned to his original career as a photographer
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73 comments

Ecobird said:

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6 weeks ago ( translate )

Roger (Grisly) said:

Great information and two superb images from a sleepy part of Dumfries and Galloway,
HBM and a good week
6 weeks ago

Ecobird replied to Roger (Grisly):

Thank you very much Roger. It was very quiet that day. I am hoping the lack of books in the window means they have sold a lot of their stock but I am not sure that is the case.

HBM and have a good week
6 weeks ago

Günter Klaus said:

Das wäre echt schade,wenn es das nicht mehr geben täte liebe Carol,es ist doch so ein schöner Anblick,wie man in deinen schönen Aufnahmen sieht :))

Wünsche noch einen schönen Nachmittag,ganz liebe Grüße Güni :))
6 weeks ago ( translate )

Ecobird replied to Günter Klaus:

Thank you Guni. I hope the lack of books in the window means they have sold a lot of stock but I guess they have suffered in more ways than one, - covid restrictions would have lost them business as would the trend towards ereaders A shame as there is room for both in this world.
Times are hard though so we may see a resurgence of interest in books

Have a good week
6 weeks ago

Fred Fouarge said:

HBM carol
6 weeks ago ( translate )

Dominique 60 said:

cette façade est absolument magnifique carol !!
bonne semaine mon amie .
6 weeks ago ( translate )

Jaap van 't Veen said:

beautiful image and an interesting note.
(like the PiP even more carol).
hBM and enjoy the rest of the week.
6 weeks ago

Nora Caracci said:

my place !!!
lovely series, HopefulBM & new week !
6 weeks ago ( translate )

Jean-Paul said:

Thank you for this story!
6 weeks ago

tiabunna said:

Great images and information, Carol. I gather that (here at least) used books currently have almost no value. HBM and have a great week.
6 weeks ago

Doug Shepherd said:

Very nicely recorded shots of this bookshop Carol. Your title describes the pictures very nicely, unfortunately hard times seem to be the norm just now.

HBM and enjoy the rest of the week, Doug
6 weeks ago

Walter 7.8.1956 said:

HBM Ecobird!
6 weeks ago ( translate )

TonyF* said:

I love independent book stores. Have a good week!
6 weeks ago ( translate )

Günter Klaus replied to Ecobird:

Da bin ich bei dir liebe Carol,die Zeiten sind wieder gekommen,wo man alles wieder mehr schätzen sollte,natürlich hat auch Corona dazu etwas beigetragen:))

Wünsche noch einen schönen Tagesausklang,ganz liebe Grüße Güni :))
6 weeks ago ( translate )