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limey75
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 Message 1 of 14
10 November 2012 at 6:45am | IP Logged 
http://www.grantandcutler.com/

"Grant & Cutler is the largest foreign-language bookseller in the UK, stocking books, DVDs, CDs, games and software packages in more than 150 languages."

I've bought tonnes of stuff off them in my time. Check them out!

Edited by Fasulye on 03 March 2013 at 11:10am

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vermillon
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 Message 2 of 14
10 November 2012 at 9:07am | IP Logged 
That's simply paradise! I go there around once a week, and every time I go around the whole floor (so if you're going there often, chances are we've seen each other before).

I've certainly bought too many books from them in the 1 year I've been living in London..

edit: seeing that you're studying Norwegian, the textbooks they sell have an absolutely outrageous price (100£ for a normal textbook + 60£ for the workbook). I know this is Norwegian, but the editors don't sell these books that expensively.

As for Old English, they have a nice selection, and it's interesting to notice that they have more material for Old & Middle German than for Old & Middle English (actually, for Middle English, they have nothing).

Edited by vermillon on 10 November 2012 at 9:12am

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18 December 2012 at 7:38pm | IP Logged 
Thank you ever so much for the link! I'm really grateful!
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 Message 4 of 14
18 December 2012 at 9:10pm | IP Logged 
I'm feeling homesick already! Honolulu boasts only 1 large bookstore now (I'm told the other one shut down last year), and that contains absolutely no books or audiobooks in a foreign language at all. I was quite shocked considering how multicultural this island is...I wish I had a space-time portal to that floor in Grant and Cutler's right now!
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Andy E
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05 September 2013 at 4:45pm | IP Logged 
Wandering along Great Marlborough Street back in July of this year, I was gutted to
notice in passing that Grant & Cutler appeared to have shut up shop after what... 75
years or so - another casualty of the recession I thought.

I've only just found out that they have "merged" (let's just whisper the word take-over)
with Foyles and while I may bemoan the fact that they are now nothing more than another
department in the Foyle's behemoth, that they are still around in some form or other is
better than nothing I suppose.

I wonder how the old compares with the new - I used to love browsing around the shop in
Great Marlborough Street when I worked in London.

Edited by Andy E on 05 September 2013 at 4:45pm

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montmorency
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05 September 2013 at 8:50pm | IP Logged 
Well our friends Amazon have killed the bookshop, haven't they, but the rot set in years
ago, when the large bookshops started killing off the small independents. Amazon are
merely finishing the job.


And then they will kill the printed book....(ok, not single-handed).
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montmorency
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 Message 7 of 14
11 October 2013 at 11:32pm | IP Logged 
....whereas I seem to have killed off the thread ... sorry.

In an attempt to revive it, what experiences have people had with buying stuff online
from Grant and Cutler?

I had high hopes, since they had some stuff there that I couldn't easily see anywhere
else, supposedly in stock, but they are taking a long time to dispatch it.

And so far, not responding to email.
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cwcowellshah
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 Message 8 of 14
11 October 2013 at 11:50pm | IP Logged 
This is a timely thread, as I stumbled across Grant and Cutler (as a floor of Foyle's) two weeks ago while on vacation
in London. Except for a stuffy and overly officious sales clerk, I thought it was wonderful. I certainly haven't seen
anything like it in the US, as far as brick-and-mortar stores go.

I concentrated on the Swedish section. They had a huge range of textbooks, though they seemed criminally
overpriced. They also had maybe 200 novels (some translations from English, some Swedish originals). The novels
seemed reasonably priced. And I finally found Harry Potter in Swedish, which I hadn't been able to find anywhere
online or offline in the US.

I would definitely go back, and would consider buying from their online section in the future, assuming they ship to
the US.


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