As a shop assistant there are moments when I can only aspire to that great shop assistant Mr Humphries whose mirror image John Inman would go shop-window dressing when he contracted skinttitis out on the boards.
So I have been following – like a fourth doppelganger, he, his mirror image, a long line of Ramsgate shop-assistants and possibly the evolution of the arm, down the road of linking it all up.
In the world where most booksellers and a lot of other shop-assistants have looked at the internet an thrown in the towel I very much see the internet as an aid-de-camp, sorry I think I mean de livre.
So for some time now I have been putting photos of the books going out on the shelves in my bookshop on the internet every working day, see http://michaelsbookshop.blogspot.co.uk/ I have extended this activity into window dressing.
So the plan now is that having priced the new secondhand books coming into the bookshop, photographed them, put the photographs online, I then take out the books I put into the window on the previous days trading and put the ones I have just processed init.
Joking apart, shops are an integral part of our communities and as now the internet has also become an integral part of local communities the way local shopping integrates with local internet is probably important in maintaining local communities.
sorry about any errors will proof rude later