[SCA-Dance] Dance Books retail closing

Peter Durham (Trahaearn ap Ieuan) trahaearn at live.com
Wed Jan 5 18:40:24 EST 2011

Greetings from Trahaearn to the dancers of the Society!

I wanted to pass along some short-term good, but long-term bad, news. Dance
Books in the UK is shutting down their retail operation. They have been my
favorite place to go for historical dance resources, and I've loved going
through their catalog each year and sending myself a "care package" of the
latest goodies. They are now holding a sale to clear out much of their
inventory. You can browse their early dance books catalog here:

More details are below.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Leonard [mailto:mailing at dancebooks.co.uk] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 7:25 AM
To: Dance Books farewell
Subject: Dance Books retail closing sale; Royal Ballet Bayadere

Dear Customers, Colleagues, & Friends,

As many of you know, I've been in indifferent health for the last couple of
years, and my doctors are now insisting that I must take life more easily.
So, with enormous regret, I am closing the retail part of Dance Books and in
future shall run the company solely as publishers. I have tried to find a
buyer for the retail part of the company, but so far without success, so if
there are any eccentric millionaires out there who've always dreamt of
running an online dance bookselling company, do feel free to get in touch.

It's a big wrench for me, for I've been doing this job, and loving it, for
more than 40 years; but, as the man said "these things shall be".

Authors, booksellers and distributors please note that this won't affect the
publishing and distribution side of the business, which will proceed exactly
as normal.

The GOOD NEWS is that we have a lot of back stock to clear and over the next
few weeks we'll be reducing many items to half price or less. You'll find
these clearly marked in our web site catalogue, or you can find the whole
lot at: 


We'll be adding new items daily, so do check regularly to see what's on
offer. But please bear in mind that many of these items are single copies,
so it's very much first come, first served.

While the sale's going on we'll be running our normal service as usual. One
of the things that won't be in the sale is the new DVD release of the Royal
Ballet's 'La Bayadere', with Tamara Rojo, Marianela Nunez, and Carlos
Acosta. You'll find this and other recent items at:


Very best wishes,

David Leonard
Managing Director
Dance Books Ltd

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