Tuesday, 29 March 2022

A new box of books

I flogged the last copies I had of the Home Brewer's Guide to Vintage Beer whilst in Florida in February. Now worries, I coild order a new box easily enough.

I contacted the publisher with my order and after a while they came back saying that it was no longer in stock at the warehouse. That didn't worry me. It's been out of print for a few years. But they'll print some up on demand when I want fresh copies.

Not quite so easy this time. They weren't sure if that was still possible. After some some huming and hawing, it was passed back up the chain of command. I waited for a definitive reply.

I'll be honest. I was bricking it. I was faced with the prospect of never getting any more copies.  Which would have been a real bastard.

Finally the word came down from on high. Yes, they could print up some more.

Not that that was the end of it. Printing, shipping and all the (Brexit-induced) customs shit delayed delivery by another few weeks. Almost three months after my initial request, a box plopped onto my doormat yesterday:

If you'd like to have a copy of your very own, signed by me, click the relevant button in the column to the left. I've 31 left, after dispatching ones already ordered. If you miss out now, who knpws how long it will take for me to get more copies.


Anonymous said...

Only 31? That doesn't seem like a lot.

I have a copy and it's worth buying, if anyone is on the fence, and I say that as someone who has no connection to Pattinson, financial or otherwise.

Unknown said...

How much are they and how do we order please?

Ron Pattinson said...


35 euros in Europe, 45 euros elsewhere. In the left column there are are two buttons you can click, one for Europe one for elsewhere. The heading for each starts "Buy a signed paperback edition of the Homebrewer's Guide to Vintage Beer."

Jake said...

The book is great! Get it you won't regret it.