Glenda

gLENDA mODSELL

Glenda Mosdell opened her first secondhand and antiquarian book shop called Bibliotique in Bath with her husband Derek Wallis in 1971.It was closed in 1980 when they moved to much larger premises at 6 Chapel Row, Bath and opened D & G Wallis Books, specialising in Early, Victorian, and Collectable Children’s Books, and Fine Illustrated Books. Derek & Glenda were founder members of the PBFA exhibiting at the first London book fair in July 1972. Derek Wallis died in 1991 and the shop closed in 1995.

Gerry

Gerry Modsell

Gerry Mosdell opened his first antiquarian and secondhand book shop in Barnstaple Devon in 1964. He started the Provincial Booksellers Fairs in London in 1972, which became the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association, PBFA that we know today. He retired as Hon. Secretary of the PBFA in 1980 and was granted Hon. Life Membership. Glenda & Gerry Mosdell exhibited mainly at Book Fairs, including many International Book Fairs on the West Coast of America, after the shop closed in 1995. They moved to North Wales in 1999.

Glenda opened The Junction Book Shop in Oct. 2009. Where our non catalogued stock is for sale at :
73 Conway Road, Llandudno Junction, LL31 9LT, North Wales.

Glenda & Gerry are both Hon. Life Members of the  Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association.

www.thejunctionbookshop.co.uk

www.pbfa.org

The idea of bookseller Gerry Mosdell was to take books out to the people with “Book Fairs”. The first event was held in the Hotel Eden in Kensington in 1972.

The Fairs expanded rapidly and after the first York Book Fair in October 1974 the Provincial Booksellers’ Fairs Association or PBFA was founded.

The  fairs now cover the length and breadth of the country. The members display a wide variety of books both second-hand and antiquarian and often with prints, maps and ephemera. The PBFA Code of Practice ensures all items are correctly described and fairly priced.

PBFA is a ‘Not for Profit’ association and the fairs are run by volunteers and supported by staff at the Royston offices.

The PBFA has also supported a number of awards and exhibitions. Those include the Appeal to save the Opie Collection of Children’s Literature for the Bodleian Library.