Called into local Blackwell Bookstore next to the University. It is a better place than Waterstones – they are the only bookshops we have in Newcastle – apart from a couple of charity bookshops (Oxfam and Amnesty International). Disgraceful state of affairs for a two university city like Newcastle!  Asked if I could reserve a copy of “art sex music” by Cosey Fanni Tutti which is due out tomorrow. Well, they had an advance copy on the shelves which I immediately purchased and they sold it at the price that Amazon have it £10:49 instead of £14:99 – result! Cosey is one of my all time music/performance art people.