BACKGROUND & INFO ON THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP
Herein is the ‘who, what, where, when
and why’ of the Old Curiosity Shop. Enter at your own peril. But,
ah, you’re a friend aren’t you? Mr Quilp can tell. It’s in the eyes
you know. I have a feeling you’re going to feel right at home here
among the shadows, cobwebs and priceless artefacts of this most
peculiar emporium. Pull up a chair – don’t worry about the rat –
and allow us to explain.
What is it for?
The Old Curiosity Shop was born in
1999, and created as an online Gothic environment with the objective
of quickly becoming the definitive epicentre for the genre. 'The
Shop' has been developed for the mutual benefit of two parties:
the unique individuals everywhere who have an interest in the gothic
2) The thousands
of small businesses around the world who, to some extent, rely on
and cater to the ilk.
|The Internet is
both creating a survival threat to small businesses everywhere, and
at the same time, providing the means by which to overcome it.
Collectively, the resources can be justified to maintain a superb
site, and create a specialist gothic shopping emporium and environment
that will attract the right customers in their thousands...if it's
We sincerely believe that, all drawn together, we can enrich each
other’s lives and make GOTHIC more fun. Customers will have so much
more to find, (and enjoy themselves at the same time), and businesses
will have so many more customers. Just like a convention!
Mr Quilp would very much like to hear your views and suggestions,
and anything that may offer to make the Old Curiosity Shop better
for everyone...customers and shopkeepers.
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