Our 4-year old daughter Ursula has had a relapse of her brain cancer. She has just had emergency brain surgery in Vancouver at BC Children's Hospital and we are away from our home and the shop for a while. There will be delays in shipping any items ordered. Please inquire if you have any concerns. We should be back by the end of September.

Please note that publication of the new edition of Andrew Chumbley's AZOETIA is delayed until the end of September, 2015. While all of our allotted copies had been fully reserved, we now have a single copy available for pre-order due to a cancellation. it may be ordered here:


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