'Sundry jottings, Stray-leaves, fragments, blurs and blottings'
Monday, March 26, 2007
Bookmark of the Week: No. 7
It was about five years ago that the venerable Scottish bookstore chain, James Thin, Booksellers was sold to Blackwells. James Thin (1824-1915) began in the book business as an apprentice (1836-1841) before taking over another bookstore's lease and stock in 1848, and developing it into one of the most important bookshops in Scotland. James Thin was interested in hymnology and his collection of 2,500 hymn books went to the University of Edinburgh at his death.