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<p>Last Saturday we recorded our highest ever day of sales. There was a moment when I stepped outside to check whether there was still a copy of The Curse of Lono in the window, only to find that it was impossible for me to get back into the shop, such was the volume of customers. This is what it's all about, I thought. Without doubt, the 15 months since my wife and I opened Secession Books have been the happiest of my eight years in bookselling.</p><p>Half a decade ago, I remember telling a senior publisher's rep that I believed the buying policies of the bookselling chain I then worked f...

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