Very sad news. One of our favourite customers Maureen Robinson, mother of Anna the doyenne of the Crockatt & Powell Poetry Parlour, died today. A really lovely woman who herself ran a secondhand bookshop in Waterloo for many years she was a great support and one of the first people through the newly opened doors of C&P. She told us off for having initially mixed the Poetry books in with the fiction section, 'Poetry is truth!' she exclaimed. There was soon a dedicated Poetry section pride of place, front of house.
Our sympathies and best wishes go out to Anna and her family. Maureen will be sorely missed.