Shot over a 15 year period beginning in the 70s, Shutting Up Shop is a tribute to an era that has all but disappeared: the traditional small shops which have now almost all gone. Londei reveals – through photography and text – the stories of 60 UK shops and their shopkeepers. In 2004 Londei followed up on each shop and his findings are included in the fascinating afterword. Many had closed, and nearly all had changed beyond recognition. John Londei is an award-winning editorial photographer and the book is a nostalgic eulogy to a bygone era.