I still need to dig my notes out of the bottom of my bag but here’s some pix.
Most folks take pictures of the front of buildings . . . The 19thc family who built this estate also built a castle in my hometown, so I found the front overly familiar. I find the backsides of things much more interesting.
Most dealers were crammed into the foyer and anterooms (which probably look elegant and spacious when not occupied,) a few of us had the terrace which wasn’t as appealing at 8 am during the rain, but for a few hours there it was delightful, then the sun came out in earnest and fried my substantial backside.
I didn’t get to ‘see’ all the other booths this fair, every time I went for a walk I ended up jawing with other dealers about repair products. Someone called me the ‘Avon lady’ of book repair, which I thought was a joke until other people advised me to get a cart and go door to door. In actuality I’m becoming more like Dear Abby. Folks explain their book repair dilemmas in great detail and ask what’s to be done. I like it when I tell them to leave well enough alone – makes their eyes bug out. With repair less is more, not everything can be fixed, so BUYING something isn’t always the best option.