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Reading the Runes

Ben Cornwell visits Hastings’ independent bookshops to see how they have fared during the pandemic years. There’s nothing quite like that feeling of stepping into a bookshop. As a child I loved to read. My first experience of a bookshop…
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HIP POETRY READ

Swallowing Paregoric Babies By Pete Donohue Published by Uncollected Press (ML, USA)158 pp. $15 from publisher or £ from Amazon UKAlso available from local bookshops (signed) Review by Nick Pelling It is sometimes thought, wrongly, that poetry is a polite…
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HIP LIT LOCAL NEWS

Ambitious new bookshop coming to town Despite the current uncertainty of the economy and where Covid-19 restrictions might take us next, a new local independent bookshop is due to open at the beginning of November. The Hastings Bookshop will be…
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