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Book features, mostly drawn from our current stock. Books & people that have enchanted us in the past.. If the book story is interesting then our hope is to share the pleasure. Mail: books@sanctuarybookshop.co.uk. Tel: 01297-445815
The Sanctuary Bookshop Diary.
Our weekly Shop News...
Book Chats on Discoveries.
Some Major Surprises....
Joke of the Month.
A chance to smile (we hope)..?
Poem of the Month.
Another chance to smile (we hope)...?
Book Chats on Associations.
The Lyme Regis Society
Reading for the Quiet Hours
Books for your Bedside Table...
Book Cartoon of the Month.
Food for the Soul.
Books for the Bibliophage...
Some Recent Book News.
A Monthly Roundup......
Book Chats on Book Chains.
Book Chats on Retailing.
Poems of the Month for 2021.
Poems of the Month for 2019.
Rare Book of the Month.
Book Chats on Annotations.
Our Shop Diary Archives.
Past Monthly Entries...
Book Chats on Authors.
Book Chats on Book Collecting.
Book Chats on Booklovers.
Book Chats on Bookmen.
Book Chats on Bookplates.
Book Chats on Condition.
Book Chats on Customers.
Book Chats on Dedications.
Book Chats on Eccentrics.
Book Chats on Ephemera.
Book Chats on Hermann Hesse.
Book Chats on Latin.
Book Chats on Loss.
Book Chats on Memorabilia.
Book Chats on Reading.
Book Chats on T E Lawrence.
Book Chats on Travellers.
To Contact Us.

Book Cartoon of the Month.

August 2022
From "Readers Only".

September 2021
From "Readers Only" by J. Penn. 1936.

August 2021
From "Beautiful You". David Arkell. c 1955.

June 2021
Thank You Tom Gauld..Guardian cartoonist.


A Day at the Office
March 2021
And, two views of the Sanctuary Bookshop's research department!

December 2019
Well..how wonderul to think of a Venn Diagram for booklovers!

Thank You Tom Gauld..Guardian cartoonist.
Click his name above to browse his Catalogue of original cartoons.

November 2019

We would like to acknowlewdge the one above. But who?
We think it reads "Charrly". Can anyone help?

October 2019
(and he's a Vicar..!)

Thank You Liam Walsh...click here for more...

June 2019

Thanks to Stephen Collins.

May 2019
Thanks to Bob Moran

April 2019

For more Pete Fallon genius...click here!

August 2018

July 2018
By way of contrast, the rather sweet and innocent young girl at the perfume counter is asking...

"Would it be all right to dilute it with water to begin with?"

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018
This cartoon below remains our favourite! Seriously though, you can sleep in our bookshop if you wish and the bedrooms are full of books, so, if you are a honeymoon couple, cuddling up could become just one of several options!

Click here to explore our Bookshop Bedrooms...

February 2018

This one below is pretty funny also. It's the original artwork for the "George & Lynne" daily strip cartoon in The Sun Newspaper. To view our artwork collections, click through on the link below....

For our George & Lynne artwork sale...click here.

January 2018
(Top below: From Punch: July 7th 1971)

PS. Above: The thing on the right is an actual Kindle, shot at in anger by its owner and then trophy mounted! See Shaun Blythell's marvellous read "The Diary of a Bookseller".

This is how it is done..!

..also, our Sanctuary Book Club can be reached by clicking here...!

December 2017

Russian book cartoon...

Top row: it's more fun when you have to think a bit...especially the one on the far left..!
The Russian one above: We are not really sure what the legend says...but the spirit and idea is just perfect..!
P.S. We would welcome any indication of the artist...so we may post a credit.

November 2017.

This cartoon by Stephen Collins is so wonderfully and subtly funny. Easter Island is one of the most remote (and now barren) islands in the world. The Easter Island civilisation flourished from about 1000 AD, creating giant stones heads called "Moai".
Well...they gaze out to sea....it is thought to ward off unwanted invaders.
However, the civilization recently became extinct.
And the huge stone head? Nigel Farage..!

Would You Like to Join Our Book Club....? Click here...

October 2017

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