We've heard from our former staff member Alicia Bruce that she is to feature in two exhibitions at Diffusion, the Cardiff International Festival of Photography.  Congratulations, Alicia.  More details here.

I was very sad to hear the news that the writer Iain Banks had cancer and was not expected to live very long.  He was an occasional customer in our Cockburn Street shop and came across as a charming and unassuming man.

There’s been recent news too of the deaths of two significant photographers: Keld Helmer-Petersen, who was hugely influential in the development of colour photography, and Gabriele Basilico, one of the foremost modern photographers of architecture and urbanism.