Friday, 29 June 2012
Love Your Local Bookshop Week (30th June - 7th July)
Next week (30th June - 7th July) is Love Your Local Bookshop Week. Bookshops are simply the most amazing places, they can be portals into new worlds or experiences, filled with wonder, delight, joy and amazingly knowledgeable booksellers! They are vital community centres and anyone who lives in a town without one will know just how lucky those who have them locally are. So cherish, love and above all buy from your local bookshop and, next week, join them with celebrations across the country with readings, fun filled events, promotions and activities. Kicking off the week there are incredible events tomorrow across the country from Ian Rankin working behind the tills in The Edinburgh Bookshop to a one day celebration of books and bookshops in London at Love Charing Cross Road. And it's also National Reading Group Day, a great excuse to gather your friends together and talk books or find an established reading group in your area.
To find out what's happening at your local bookshop, pop instore or visit their website (and you can click here to search for your nearest independent bookseller).
(Thanks to World Book Night for this information.)