The idea that some folk walk into a bookshop, that they have driven to in their Beamer, wearing Berghaus gear and are massively afronted that the proprietor isn't practically wanking them off to get them to spend £10, is something that tickles me. Not that I'm stereotyping.
Great business model! It's great to browse through old books. Who knows what you'll find. It's a simple pleasure, why not therefore pay for it. I bet most of the tits who are twinning would be the sought of folk who buy items cheep in a charity shop, then sell it on eBay for profit. It's not actually an unusual way of doing business. Old books also need to be handled with care. It's not really been said too much that if you do purchase a book, the proprietor knocks off the 50p!!
Record fairs and galleries work on a similar principle. I enjoy a good browse 50p is a fair price. Hawed is a great town. Annoying twiney folk should [censored] off!
He is just a robbing old get, I used to have no problem at the library paying for stuff I can peruse through and take home for a week and return but paying to just have a look would make me avoid his shop as what if his stuff is a load of tat or overpriced?