We are rebuilding our online bookshop. Yes, I know, not exactly raising the Mary Rose or rebuilding Iron Age crannogs at Loch Kenmore, but exciting for us. We are booksellers, we don’t get out much.
You are going to love it. I know what you will say. I do understand, really. Anything new is suspect. I speak as one who has moved cities three times and countries twice rather than find a new best friend. You get used to them. They have their quirks, it would be great if they ever turned up on time or remembered that you don’t have pierced ears (four birthday presents in past years) but I know the good bits too and they are so worth it and the thought of learning a new set of idiosyncrasies is far, far too frightening. I simply don’t have the energy. Far easier to dig out the boxes, pack up the stuff and call in the movers. However this is not a person, this is a only website and you can do it, have faith in yourself. You can even look forward to it. Later this summer there will be a Brave New World in The National Archives’ bookshop.
We are planning to keep the good bits of our existing site and, with any luck, keep our loyal customers too. All those of you who through the years have persisted with the current system, you will be rewarded. The new site will be so easy to use you will be able to buy books in your sleep thereby freeing up more time for reading.