Author's details

Name: Shaun Sheppard
Date registered: 19/06/2012


We sell secondhand books and sheet music online and from our shop in Oswestry Indoor Market

Latest posts

  1. True Crime from Hall of Books — 24/01/2018
  2. New Additions — 15/07/2015
  3. Two Years In Oswestry Indoor Market — 22/11/2014
  4. Normal Service Resumed — 19/10/2014
  5. Welsh Language Books — 29/03/2014

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Jan 24

True Crime from Hall of Books


True Crime   True Crime collection just being uploaded online, with a number of paperbacks and hardbacks also now in a our shop at Oswestry Indoor Market. Book Clearance We are often asked to help clear books when people are down-sizing or when relatives pass away. On this occasion a house had been sold and …

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Jul 15

New Additions

Blog New Additions

New Additions It’s been a while since we last added something new to the blog but it has been a pretty hectic few months ferrying children to school and University, as well as re-organising our stock and storage facilities. On-line sales remain very strong as we add new additions on a?regular?basis, with around half of …

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Nov 22

Two Years In Oswestry Indoor Market

French Countryside Cooking

Two Years 22nd November 2014 and we’ve been in Oswestry Indoor Market for a whole two years! Another interesting year has flown by and Christmas is just around the corner yet again. Sales are starting to increase, both online and in the Market, as people complete their festive shopping, and we look forward to the …

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Oct 19

Normal Service Resumed

Normal Service Resumed Normal service resumed! Apologies for the lack of posts and the disruption to the normal HoBlog service recently. We had a nasty dose of hacking with several people attacking the site and rendering it unusable. It has taken some time to get it working again but normal service has now been resumed! …

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Mar 29

Welsh Language Books


Welsh Language Books Being right next to the Welsh border we often find a number of Welsh Language Books in the collections we acquire, and, occasionally, we are offered whole Welsh Language collections. Inevitably, given the strong Chapel tradition across the border, a number of these books have a religious flavour but it is surprising …

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Nov 30


Music - Moonglow

We’re one of the few secondhand booksellers left that also has a large selection of sheet music and music-related titles in stock. Music sells steadily but slowly online, however, in the shop it sells strongly, with a number of regular customers buying several items at a time. Some people collect sheet music for the artwork, …

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Nov 29


Rudeness - shop

Rudeness. Well I guess you have to expect is occasionally when you’re dealing with the public and I know there’s an English obsession with ‘Please’ and ‘Than-you’ – common courtesies that seem to have become increasingly eroded in this text-and-internet age. But what I’m really talking about is deliberate rudeness. To your face. From people …

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Nov 27

Twelve Months In Oswestry Indoor Market

Hall of Books in Oswestry Indoor Market

Twelve Months In Oswestry Indoor Market! Doesn’t time fly? We moved in exactly twelve months ago today. And what a year it has been. We’ve sold books, we’ve bought books and we’ve made friends. We had no real idea what to expect when we decided to move into the market. There had been a bookshop …

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Aug 16

Lovely, lovely books!

The Wounded Knee Massacre: From The Viewpoint Of The Sioux

Just like Christmas. We have acquired some lovely, lovely books recently. It’s a bit like Christmas really, you’re never quite sure what to expect when you drive out to visit someone and view their collection. Some real excitement builds up as you anticipate what you might find. Sometimes it’s a bit disappointing but on other …

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Jun 13

Iain Banks – R.I.P.

Iain Banks

?Iain Banks – a personal favourite A lot of column inches have been written about the sudden and untimely death of Iain Banks, one of the UK’s most successful author’s. However, we just wanted to record our own own sadness at his passing as he was one of our favourite writers. The Wasp Factory Many …

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