London charity shops treasure hunt.
January 5, 2018 2:27 PM   Subscribe

London charity shops treasure hunt.
Just before Christmas I visited 30 different London charity shops, anonymously donating a signed and numbered copy of my murder ballads book to every one. My online photo clues are there to help people find the shops involved and snap up these moderately-attractive collectors’ items at a bargain price while also supporting the charity's work. The headline link here gives full details and this Twitter account has news of the results so far.

This is all very London-centric, I know, and I can only apologise for that. For reasons of both money and time, it simply wasn’t practical to distribute the 30 special copies any more widely.
Role: instigator / publisher
posted by Paul Slade (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

This is cool! I know where one of the shops is. Now if only I can find the book before anyone else...
posted by easternblot at 7:38 AM on January 9, 2018

Good luck, easternblot - I'll be rooting for you.

As I type this (11:54am Metafilter time), there's still only one of the 30 books that's been definitively accounted for. Please let us know how you get on with your own search.
posted by Paul Slade at 11:58 AM on January 9, 2018

Update: I couldn't find it on the shelves. I checked all possible sections (music, history, crime, travel, and the general display areas) but all shelves were very full so I think it's still in the back of the shop. I don't want to say which shop it is, though, because I just realised (thanks to Google Streetview) that one of the other shops is VERY close to it, so I'm going to go back later. I also identified a third shop, so I WILL find one...
posted by easternblot at 3:57 AM on January 10, 2018 [2 favorites]

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