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On "Action" at A brew & A Browse

On “Action” at A Brew & A Browse
A Brew & A Browse is a unique little store in Adliswil. We are two businesses under one roof, located in the train station building. I mainly sell English books at discounted prices (10 Fr – 15 Fr) and when you buy 2 you get 1 free. I also have lots of 2nd hand English books,(fiction & non fiction) have Swiss souvenirs at very reasonable prices and carry a selection of birthday & greetings cards in English.

My colleague sells Dutch books, Dutch speciality foods e.g (Hagelschlag, (chocolate sprinkles) Pindakaas (peanut butter), Stroopwafels and more. She also sells greetings cards and has a line of novel gift ideas.

I have lots of different offers on from time to time all of which will be posted here on this new thread.

We are a 15 min train ride on the S4 from Zurich HB, and if travelling by car, there are several car parks close by. So please come down to visit us, and you’re very welcome to have a brew with us while you browse around.

More info at www.brew-and-browse.ch

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We are a 15 min train ride on the S4 from Zurich HB, and if travelling by car, there are several car parks close by. So please come down to visit us, and you’re very welcome to have a brew with us while you browse around.
More info at www.brew-and-browse.ch

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I'll have to pop in sometime to say hi and check out the place
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Oh yes..

I just have to comment on your signature..

"Practice safe eating: always use condiments"

I was once traveling to the States with a female Swiss friend of mine and we had a layover on the eastcoast so we were walking around the airport and came to a snack stand which sold churrios.






Next to them was a sign which read: "Contains no preservatives". She stood there starring at the sign with this incredibly confused look on her face and asked me what was that suppose to mean..?! When I realized what she was asking about I nearly wet myself from laughter because préservatif is the French word for condom..!!
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Funny how things like this crop up.
Just last week, on the phone to a woman calling about a prospective order from a frozen foods delivering company.
I had recently ordered a catalogue from them, in which I wanted to know, (Scuse my rotten High German, I barely use it and was speaking in S/German at the time), "Was für präservativs darin ihn versteckt sind?", I was wanting to find out about the preservatives that are used in the frozen goods.
I knew, even as I was saying it, that it was wrong (should take my signature more seriously I guess), when my sixteen yr old daughter walked in, just as I was putting the question and shot me such a look of horror and embarrassment on my behalf, that it was really quite difficult, amid my own guffaws, to continue with the conversation.

To the woman's credit, she didn't even miss a beat and assured me the products contain no added "Konservierungsmittel".

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And is a "layover" a Freudian slip too... or like a stopover?
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NOVEMBER BOOK OFFER


The following books are on offer from 10Fr down to 5 Fr each until Saturday 15th November.

The Sex on the Beach Book Club................... Jennifer Apodaca
Other Women............. Kirsty Crawford
Wife Living Dangerously............ Debra Kent
White Ghost Girls ...............Alice Greenway

The Possibility of an Island............... Michael Houellebecq
People’s Act of Love ...............James Meek
People I wanted to be ..................Gina Oschner
The Bullet Trick ................Louise Welsh

All the Flowers are Dying.............. Lawrence Block
Crusader’s Cross............... James Lee Burke
Dead Sky ................Tami Hoag
Straight into Darkness............... Faye Kellerman

Milo’s Marauders.................. Danny King
Milo’s Run ......................Danny King
Rum Punch ......................Elmore Leonard
Little Scarlet ....................Walter Mosley
Cinnamon Kiss ...................Walter Mosley

Dance of the Gods .................Nora Roberts
Valley of Silence ................Nora Roberts
Morrigan’s Cross ......................Nora Roberts

I’m happy to post books out also. Upto 5 books will cost 6 Fr for ‘B’ post and 8 Fr ‘A’ Post.

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AUDIO BOOKS ON CASSETTE FOR SALE

I have the following 2nd hand audio books on cassette for sale:


Andrea Ashworth Once in a house on fire
running time 3 hours 3 Fr

Maeve Binchy The Copper Beech
running time 6 hours 4 Fr

Colin Dexter The Daughters of Cain
running time 3 hours 3 Fr

Joanne Harris Five Quarters of the Orange
running time 3 hours 3 Fr

Lynda La Plante Sleeping Cruelty
running time 3 hours 3 Fr

Nancy Mitford The Pursuit of Love
running time 2 ½ hours 3 Fr

Ellen Steiber The X files – Squeeze
running time 2 hours 3 Fr

Minette Walters The Shape of Snakes
running time 5 hours 3 Fr

Melissa Fay Greene Last Man Out
running time 9 ¾ hours (story of Springhill mine disaster) 4 Fr

Radio Drama’s

Alan Bennett Talking heads (6 monologues)
running time 3 ¼ hours 3 Fr

(films adapted for the radio by the original film stars)

Beau Geste 3 Fr
Casablanca & The Maltese Falcon 3 Fr
running time ??


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BOOK SALE MADNESS DUE TO NICE WEATHER

Due to it being a beautiful day today, I am in a very happy mood and I’ve decided to have a moment of madness due to my good mood.

So for this week, I’m selling all the new books on my shelves for 2 Fr each……yes 2 Francs each !!

I’m also very happy to post books out to people.

Package weight up to 2.5 kg is 8 Fr for A Post and 6 Fr for B post.

Cheers, and hope everyone managing to enjoy some of this lovely weather.

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Re: On "Action" at A brew & A Browse

For people wanting to learn German, I have a selection of course/ study books in store. Even though they are 2nd hand, they have not been used, and so are still like new.


Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom: consists of 2 books

Übungsaufgaben mit Lösungen

Mündliche Prüfung und Diktat

And 1 cassette

Costs over Fr 60 new, selling for Fr 28 (bought but not used)

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Zertifikat Deutsch – Der schnelle Weg

Fr 19 new, selling for Fr 10 (bought but not used)

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Berlitz Deutsch ~ Stufe 1 – 2

(some writing in pages at start of book so the book is free)

Berlitz Deutsch ~ Stufe 3 – 4 Fr 10 (bought but not used)

Berlitz Deutsch ~ Stufe 5 – 8 Fr 10 (bought but not used)

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Deutsch in der Schweiz: Hörtexte CD box set

3 Hochdeutsch und 1 Mundart CD

Fr 59 new, selling for Fr 25

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Deutsch in der Schweiz: Kursbuch & Arbeitsbuch

(A few of the exercises have been completed in both books at the very beginning.)

Over Fr 50 new for both books, selling both together for Fr 10 due to having some writing in.

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Book offer for a small book club (max 5)

I have 5 copies each of the following books and wonder if a small book club would be interested in purchasing any of the titles for one of their choices.

Ghostheart ...........Roger Jon Ellory

The final confession of Mabel Stark ..........Robert Hough

Crusader’s Cross ........James Lee Burke

Honour the Dead .........Steven Saylor

A Game with Sharpened Knives ..........Neil Belton



The Baker’s Apprentice ........Judi Hendricks

Zoli .........Colum McCann

Coalescent ..........Stephen Baxter

The Prestige ..........Christopher Priest




* * * * * 5 books for Fr 20 * * * * *

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I have more multiple copies of books if any other book club members are interested. I have 4 copies each of the following books. They are on offer for 4 books for Fr 15.

The Secret River………………Kate Grenville

The Successor………………Ismail Kadare

The Summer of Katya…………..Trevanian

Let it be Morning……………Sayed Kashua

Lindbergh’s Legacy…………………Katy Hayes



This Time of Dying………………….Reina James

A Kiss from Maddalena………………Christopher Castellani

The Weight of Numbers……………… Simon Ings

Carry me Down…………………M J Hyland

The Possibility of an Island………………Michael Houellebeqc

Delicious………………..Nicky Pellegrino

Dancer……………….Colum McCann

People’s Act of Love…………………James Meek


Again, I am very happy to post these books out to people not in the Zurich area. Postage would be 8 Fr for A Post and 6 Fr for B Post.

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Re: On "Action" at A brew & A Browse

Now in stock ....... I have a selection of individualised cards in English for mum, dad, mum&dad, husband, wife, son, daughter, brother, sister, grandchildren, son&daughter in law, daughter&son in law, brother& sister in law, sister&brother in law, special friend, lovely couple, for all the family...............well you get the idea

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Re: On "Action" at A brew & A Browse

Popping back to see family over the Christmas holidays?

How about taking them back a little Swiss souvenir as a gift?

From mugs to pens, piggy banks to purses, t-towels to
key rings, shot glasses to umbrellas……well, we have a nice selection to choose from.

And even better is that for this week, there is 10 % off all Swiss souvenirs.

Also Christmas cards are on sale. We have a lovely selection of personalised cards for each member of the family. Only Fr2.50 each or 5 for Fr 10.


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The following autobiographies / biographies are all reduced down to Fr2 each.


"I Know Why The Caged Bird sings"...... ......... ......... ."Maya Angelou"

"Madame Curie: A Biography (Da Capo Series In Science)" ............ ......."Eve Curie"

"Billy" ............ .......Albert French"

"Long Walk Freedom B Export" ............ ......... ......."Nelson Mandela"

"Rogue Warrior" ............ ......... ......... ......"Richard Marcinko"

"Monk Swimming"... ......... ......... ......... ... "Malachy McCourt"

"O'connor: Memoirs Of A Public Baby" ............ ....... .......Philip O'Connor"

"The Last Englishman: The Life Of J.L.Carr"... .............. ....... "Byron Rogers"

"Springsteen: Point Blank"...... ......... ...... "Christopher Sandford"

"Karl Marx" ............ ... ....."Francis Wheen"


For anyone interested in China the following are also down to 2 Fr each.

"The Chinese".... ......... ..Jasper Becker

"A Traveller In China "........... ......... Christina Dodwell

"New Shanghai : The Rocky Rebirth Of China 's Legendary City" ............ ..Pamela Yatsko

"Elementary Chinese Readers: No.1" Wu Buo......... ......... . Beijing Language Institute

"China, Inc: How The Newest Industrial Superpower Challenges America And The World" ............ ....Ted C Fishman

"The China Dream: The Elusive Quest For The Greatest Untapped Market On Earth" ............ ...Joe Studwell

"Inside Chinese Business: A Guide For Managers Worldwide" ............
....Ming-Jer Chen


Please email me if interested as the books are now at home and not in the store. I will of course take them there to be picked up though, or post to you.
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Re: On "Action" at A brew & A Browse

I have some great new kids books in at the moment. They are all half the price than 2 larger book stores in Zurich are selling them for.

I’ve selected a few of them to show you on the following link. I do have more in store.

http://picasaweb.google.com/swisscath/ChildrensBooksForSale#

I’m happy to post out to those not in the area.

B post Chf 6 for upto 2 kg
B post Chf 8 for upto 5 kg

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Re: On "Action" at A brew & A Browse

For any last minute Christmas cards for mum & dad, sister, brother, son or daughter etc, you can also buy them tomorrow as A Brew & A Browse is open Sunday 21st December from 10 am – 4 pm.

Adult fiction new books are still down to 5 Fr each, there is 25% off children’s activity books, and we have some nice Swiss souvenirs for people who’d like to take a little Swiss gift back home to family or friends.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

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Oh yes..

I just have to comment on your signature..

"Practice safe eating: always use condiments"

I was once traveling to the States with a female Swiss friend of mine and we had a layover on the eastcoast so we were walking around the airport and came to a snack stand which sold churrios.






Next to them was a sign which read: "Contains no preservatives". She stood there starring at the sign with this incredibly confused look on her face and asked me what was that suppose to mean..?! When I realized what she was asking about I nearly wet myself from laughter because préservatif is the French word for condom..!!


Sorry to hark back to this, but it reminded me of my friend who was staying with a host family in Montpelier, France, many years ago.

She was in the kitchen one day with the "Madame" and, whilst watching her cook, happily tried to explain that her own mother was an excellent jam maker - or "preserves" as we say in England.
I think you can see where this is heading..........

- "Ma Mère fait les préservatifs......au gout de fraise ou framboise..."

So, my friend whose jam-making mother was actually the vicar's wife, stood there explaining to this perplexed French lady that her mother made condoms - strawberry or even raspberry......

Oh dear!!
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All the best in your business, Swisscath. Too bad I'm not so nearby.
Stroopwafels -- mmmm! Best thing out of Holland, I'd say.
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Well, we were going to open today (Sunday) but not one other shop has made use of the free opening hours today, and the whole of Adliswil is dead.......so after sitting here for an hour or so in this deserted town, we're going to shut up shop and stay closed too, like all the others. I'm sorry if anyone had planned to nip down. We are open Mon Tue and Wed as normal though. Everywhere is just so quiet at the moment isn't it ????
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Re: On "Action" at A brew & A Browse

Happy New Year to everyone.

I'm going over to UK in a few weeks time to order some more books for my store. If anyone has some titles they would like me to look for (fiction & non fiction), please email me and I will see if the supplier has them in stock and I can put them in with my order. I'm going to order a lot more childrens chapter books this time, so if there are certain childrens books you would like just let me know.

Email me at Catherine@brew- and-browse. ch by 22nd Jan at the latest and I'll do my best.

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