Ian Allan shop closing

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Mickey
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Ian Allan shop closing

Post by Mickey » Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:41 pm

I presume some people on here are already aware that the Ian Allan book shop at Waterloo is apparently closing in December this year.

It's a shame as it is or was a good place to buy railway books and railway dvds.

The Ian Allan shop in the Lower Marsh near Waterloo station- http://www.ianallanpublishing.com/c/ima ... 5_4909.jpg

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Re: Ian Allan shop closing

Post by StevieG » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:37 pm

.... Of possible related interest: In Birmingham, where I believe that the Ian Allan shop has already closed, Facebook comments indicate that a similar shop has opened, with (allegedly) at least some members of the former I A staff), at : -

Tornado Books & Hobbies.
"A specialist rail, road, air, maritime transport and military book and model shop in Birmingham city centre." **
Phone: 0121 236 2283
Email: info@tornadobookshop.co.uk
Address: 68-70 Dalton Street, Birmingham. B4 7LX"

Currently, "Open, Weds. - Sats., 10:00 - 16:00"

https://www.tornadobookshop.co.uk/

( ** - As the crow flies, approx. 1/4-mile east of Snow Hill station; approx. 700 yards NE of New Street station; and 575 yards N of Moor Street station.)
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Re: Ian Allan shop closing

Post by Mickey » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:54 pm

I am not sure when the Ian Allan shop originally opened in the Lower Marsh market near to Waterloo station but the shop front appears to look like it dates from either the late 1960s or early 1970s in design anyway I first visited the shop back in 1993 and then occasionally ever since then. A small number of railway staff appear to frequent the shop that I have noticed over the years me included.

Oh well that's another place lost to 'on line' shopping and the Covid virus probably finished it off which is a pity as some people still like to go in the shop and have a look around and browse at books and dvds before buying them. Anyway I shall have one last visit to the shop before it closes in December for the last time.
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Re: Ian Allan shop closing

Post by kudu » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:10 pm

Is the one on Manchester Piccadilly approach closing too?

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Re: Ian Allan shop closing

Post by StevieG » Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:30 am

kudu wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:10 pm
Is the one on Manchester Piccadilly approach closing too?

Kudu
There was a plan to close on 18th June 2016 kudu.
( https://www.railforums.co.uk/threads/ia ... se.129715/ )
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