Many of you will remember the fine work done by Gerry Mills, in taking a BGA bookstall to a large number of tournaments and on top of that providing a mail-order operation for books and sets.
Roger Huyshe is restarting this service, albeit in a smaller way as he points out that he cannot dedicate a whole room in the house to a large stock of Go books and equipment. So a mail-order service is not offered; the service is face-to-face.
He will bring the bookstall and sample boards to all tournaments that he attends. For those that plan ahead, they can ask for a specific item and find a way to manage delivery e.g. at a later tournament or via another Go player.
All profit goes to the BGA. BGA members will get a 15% discount, the same as buying direct from Pentangle, although there is then a saving on postage, not to mention the opportunity to inspect the style of books and quality of set before purchase.
We particularly want to support those who wish to sell at recruitment fairs or otherwise target beginners, thinking that people are more likely to engage with the game after a purchase than just from picking up a leaflet. In this case better discounts can be arranged and sale-or-return terms. Please contact the bookseller to discuss arrangements.
The bookstall has recently been seen at the Cardiff Mind Sports International Festival and the Shropshire and Leicester tournaments. It will attend Wessex and Three Peaks. It may be possible to service tournaments that the bookseller does not attend, if the organiser can persuade a player local to the bookseller (Shropshire) to borrow and return the stock or can collect from a previous event.
See also BGA website Enquiries welcome via bgabooks at britgo.org