Mr drif field
79 Golborne Road W10 5NL
The book dealer Driff Field (aka Drif, Driffield and Dryfield) used to publish a guide to secondhand bookshops, when they were numerous across the UK. Most of those bookshops have now disappeared, and drif’s guide ceased publication in the mid-1990s. Now drif is back on the Revisionist, offering his guide to charity bookshops, with a twist, a rant and a grudge. “Now is a great time to be a book collector, as long as you do not go to charity bookshops. If you have the cash and the space, the price of ordinary books is being forced down daily by the internet. But for the rare, oddball items, charity shops still offer surprises. The best charity bookshops are in the Home Counties, really. But I shall start with a tour of North London."