If idling in second hand bookshops flicking through ancient books is one of your great pleasures in life, then I hope this site is for you.
I am Estelle Hargraves, I live in Liverpool and I love all books apart from “The World According to Clarkson”.
My aim is to fill this site with excerpts from out-of-print goodies, things that are amusing, bizarre, thought-provoking, wonderful and strange. Things that should be on the Internet, but mostly aren’t (yet). Most of what I post is from my own old book and ephemera collection and it feels so good to finally have a place to share all these interesting scraps. I also do a bit of history detective work in whatever online archives I can find.
My interests can pretty much be summed up as history, comedy and space and anything that involves at least two of these things is probably one of my favourite things (Blackadder, Doctor Who and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy are some of them). I will take any excuse to post a related comedy clip in amongst the bookish stuff, too.
I’d also love for other people to add to the Skittish Library archives. If you have anything you’d like to share, please send me a scan or photo and the details of where it’s from. I’d love to hear from you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
All posts are in good faith that the books are out of print, but please let me know if I am treading on any current copyrights. I work for LJMU and any views I express here are my own and do not represent those of LJMU.