uk photography bookshop

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  1. coigach

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    Hello,

    Just a short post to tell folks about a great photography bookshop in Edinburgh, Scotland. It's called 'Beyond Words' and has a great selection of books, many unusual and hard-to-find titles. They also have a webshop where titles can be ordered online for those unlucky enough not to live near Edinburgh (!)

    http://www.beyondwords.co.uk

    Cheers,
    Gavin
     
  2. Struan Gray

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    Do they encourage browsing? Provide armchairs? I'll be passing through (on my way to Coigach :smile: this summer and might be tempted to stop by.
     
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    It appears they don't encourage browsing as the site won't load in Firefox.

    Ian
     
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    Suggest you investigate further Ian; it loads through my firefox 2.0.0.3 ok.:confused:
     
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    Odd - not loading in my Firefox either, also 2.0.0.3 (running on Vista). It loads about 10 lines of HTML and then sits there waiting for more...

    Loads normally in IE7.

    Also loads fine in Firefox 2.0.0.3 running on XP Pro.

    Tres interesting... But not enough for me to bother trying to find a solution... :wink:

    Cheers, Bob.
     
  6. Ian Grant

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    Well I don't even get 10 lines, in Firefox 2.0.0.3 and Vista.

    However it will open ok in an IE tab in Firefox.

    It's a shame Blinking Images in Hay on Wye closed that really was great resource fo Photography books.

    Ian
     
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    Is Blinking Images the shop that used to occupy the old cinema? Unlike other shops the one I am thinking of used to sell a lot of new books as opposed to secondhand ones. I have been to Hay-on-Wye twice in the last 10 years but not since about 2002. It was an Aladdin's cave for photographers.

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    No Blinking images was near the drive to the castle, on Oxford Road by the Junction with Back Fold. He only sold photographic books, and had many excellent second-hand book.

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  9. Dave Miller

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    Aaaaaah! Vista:sad:

    Sniffing around around Beyond Words' site has cost me money;:surprised: I brought a Tilman Crane tome. :D
     
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    Thanks Ian. I think I must have missed that one altogether. I don't remember a shop which was exclusively photography. Pity.

    Mind you, finding it after browsing for about 5 hours in the others would probably have been grounds for the wife's plea of justifiable homocide.

    pentaxuser
     
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    For those interested 'Photo Books International' is an excellent place to find second hand photography books, they have 1000's of excellent books and I have spent many an enjoyable afternoon there. They are based very near Kings Cross Station in London which is quite handy for me.
     
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    Thanks for the reminder Dave, I had forgotten about them, and since I'm working in the new station I shall go over one lunch time and browse.
     
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    I was sorry to hear of the difficulties some of you were having accessing our website. I must confess these technical issues are not my strong point but I emailed the website developers and have heard back from two of their staff as follows:
    "I have tried accessing the site with the latest version of Firefox (2.0.0.4) and all works fine. We do not have Vista and Firefox installed on any of our hardware however the latest release of Firefox does apparently fix some issues with Vista. The application was designed to support both IE and Firefox."
    "I have Vista and Firefox (although I have the latest version 2.0.0.4) I have just tried the site and all works fine."

    If any of you are having continuing difficulties and wouldn't mind taking a few moments to let me have some detail, I'd be really grateful.

    Thanks for your time.
     
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    Just FYI, I just tried it and it now works fine with my Firefox and Vista - a Firefox patch was installed the other day, so that may well have been the solution as suggested.

    Cheers, Bob.
     
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    Doesn't work with Opera.
    Doesn't work with Firefox.
    Works with the Exploder...
     
  16. Dave Miller

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    Works ok with Opera, Firefox, and I.E. and windows XP.