Hand in Glove takes a peek inside the Wolverhampton Books & Collectables shop. It’s great to see places like this hanging on, in the face of eBay, Amazon’s sale of used books, and free online scans of old printed material.


But the age of bargains has generally passed. The owners of such used bookshops, charity shops and memorabilia places now all know the going price of everything (via Internet look-up), and then add a bit on top for good measure. The days of picking up three or four nice worth-having items for the price of a cheap coffee are long gone.