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.

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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.