News has reached of The Inkwell in York is moving out of its premises but will continue to trade online in order to specialise further:
After the best part of 7 years, at the end of January we will be closing the doors of 10 Gillygate.
Inkwell Records will continue online, and – as a physical entity – we look forward to being a more flexible, moving feast, doing stalls, events, and anything else we feel like under the Inkwell banner. The decision to leave 10 Gillygate has not been easy, and the factors determining the decision are a mixture of personal and business, as is the way of all things with a small independent shop. Regulars will know that over the past couple of years our vinyl stock has become increasingly specialised. We’re better at what we do than ever, but what we do is narrower than it once was – and, truthfully, we would like to specialise further still. Words cannot express what 10 Gillygate means to us, but the natural development of the shop has got us to a point where an online based model makes more sense. Additionally, it is simply time for me and my family – my wife Rebecca and our two children – to move on to the next chapter in our lives. Opening 10 Gillygate was a decision Rebecca and I took together. Her support for the shop has never wavered. We are genuinely excited about what comes next.
More details here: http://inkwellyork.tumblr.com/post/169475465597/one-for-the-road