Thursday, 29 April 2010


Well the good news is that the good ole western is back on the shelves of a British store.
So there I was in our local branch of Waterstones when I just stopped dead in my tracks. Right there in front of me was a display of westerns. Not the greatest display but a display just the same.
After checking out the shelves I found more titles tucked away including Pete Dexter's 'Deadwood'.
So, let us give Waterstone's a great big hand.
Now, we just have to give W.H.Smith a wake up call.
And, yes, it goes to show that the Tainted Archive's Wild West Monday initiative does work.


David Cranmer said...

It may be just my imagination but the book stores I frequent seem to be stocking more westerns these days.

Jo Walpole said...

Just one question: were they all or mostly film or telly related?

Ray said...

Joanne - Quick answer is no - except for 'The Outlaw Josey Wales'.
Louis L'Amour, Elmore Leonard, Elmer Kelton, Johnny D. Boggs, along with two anthologies and Zane Grey.

Laurie Powers said...

I'm with David. I see more of them stateside as well. Let's hope that the trend continues.

Nik Morton said...

What, no copy of AFOL... whyevernot? Thanks for that good news, Ray.

Randy Johnson said...

Great news. Before they closed the Waldenbooks in town, and long after I'd stopped my part-time job there, it seemed as if the western section was shrinking daily.