The Albion Beatnik Bookstore website (or how a bookshop can change a light bulb)

The web page of the Albion Beatnik Bookstore in Oxford: muses and misspills on books, jazz, poetry, stuff like false flags and smoke screen: is randomly decrepid and is neo-bankrupt: is so analogue it's anal.

Table Talk: Arthur, Brexit & Presidential Hacking

Arthur, occasional shop dog, spent another week curating the shop floor, guarding it with the speed of a soft-shelled tortoise in need of a shave on speed. He settled in … Continue reading

23rd December 2016 · Leave a comment

Arthur Does Casablanca

Arthur, a finalist in last year’s Canine Halitosis World Championship, stumbled through my life again for two weeks this summer. His boundless lackadaisical posture, his turbulent sangfroid nature and his … Continue reading

22nd August 2016 · Leave a comment

Arthur on the Rocks

I wrote some time ago about Arthur, scruffy dog with boundless enthusiasm ultimately for being himself, for whom I became a temporary carer. Even my inability to remember his name … Continue reading

10th August 2016 · Leave a comment

The Tail of Arthur, Shop Dog with an Identity Crisis

Some shop customers here in Oxford may have noted that the Beatnik┬ádid have a guard dog for a few weeks. Woof, woof. He didn’t care for some customers too much … Continue reading

15th April 2016 · 1 Comment