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The Secret History of Second-Hand Books: An exhibition by freelance writer Wayne Gooderham

Friday 30th November 2012 9:30am - Thursday 13th December 2012 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition, Free Event

After years of buying second-hand books, writer Wayne Gooderham began to notice he was accidentally accumulating an intriguing sub-collection: second-hand books inscribed with personal messages. Ranging from the awkward scratchings of adolescent infatuation to the resentful recriminations of love affairs gone awry, each and every scribble and scrawl told a different story. Now Wayne has selected the very best examples from his collection and will be displaying these in a special exhibition in the Café at Foyles - a must for bibliophiles, book lovers and anyone who appreciates the magic of the physical book.

You can see a selection of some of Wayne's favourite on our blog. The full range of dedications can be found on Wayne's regularly updated blog.

The Café at Foyles, First Floor, Charing Cross Road

*Please note that due to the arrangement of the Café, viewing of the artwork may be restricted.


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