Gift Fair

September 30, 2010

I spent the day at The Autumn Fair today. It's a massive trade fair for gift buyers held at the NEC. Massive is the word; after a few hours my brain was beginning to melt. And if I see another cream coloured balsa wood heart I will set fire to it. (Do people really have houses full of cream coloured balsa wood stuff?). I didn't see too much in the way of literary gifts which is just fine, it much more fun sourcing unusual products from more out-of-the-way places (as well as making it ourselves - that's great fun). What I have tracked down today is a few possibilities for bookends. We don't stock any at the moment and that's because we hadn't found any good enough ones before now. Hooray, I feel a new store department coming on...