...this damn virus...

Friday, Jul 10, 2020

 An Update - July 2000 - Lockdown 2.0

We ...and the Market... remain open and trading subject to some commonsense precautions.  In the market there is plenty of fresh produce and plenty of space & fresh air. 

Parking for the first hour is now free so you can shop early or late - whenever it suits.

In our store...

  • we can only accomodate one (1) customer in store at a time
  • we ask that you hand sanitise on entry and exit and practise safe distancing

We are posting and delivering books everyday.  

If you are not well, feel vulnerable or at risk or just feel like staying home - give us a call or an email - we can take extra steps to serve you safely and deliver books to you.


Applying equal and regular doses of common sense and hygiene, caution and kindness, we remain open every day during these trying times.  We will remain open so long as we are allowed to and it is safe for our customers.

The market too is open and open air.  Fresh food is in abundant supply (no toilet paper - but heck - we have everything else you could want to sustain yourself) and we have plenty of inspirational reading whether you want to cook for comfort, health or love or just curl up with a good book.

If you are at home, this can be a great time to learn how to ferment, preserve fruit and vegetables, make bread, bake a cake or just have a bowl of chicken soup.  And if you are minded to do so - we are sure we have something to inspire or guide you.

Although a small store, we are often very quiet and our customers can browse with plenty of personal space and social distance if you choose to visit.  Alternatively we post (of course) and are offering a free home delivery service in our local area for those isolating.

Following official advice, we have placed our instore events, bookclubs  and author launch program on hold until further notice.

G00d food may not be medicine, but it can provide a panacea to many of the ills and troubles of the world. 

Don't forget to eat and read well during these trying times.

Tim & Amanda

...this damn virus...