Ask the book buyer about Independent Bookshop Week 2019
A few weeks ago one of our customers posted a thoughtful message on social media in which they described the experience of browsing in our book department as ‘one of those simple pleasures’. I couldn’t agree more (and hope you do too!) that visiting a bookshop, browsing the shelves at your leisure, is a real treat. Being in an environment that celebrates books as much as you do can feel like a joy, an inspiration, perhaps a refuge.
From the 15th to 22nd June 2019, booksellers and readers are celebrating Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) across the UK and Ireland. Bookshops up and down the country will host events, celebrations, reading groups, storytelling, author signings and more (see the Jarrold events page for what we’re up to).
In honour of IBW I couldn’t resist making this edit a selection of books set in bookshops, each with memorable characters and stories reminding us how bookshops can play an essential part in the community.
Happy Independent Bookshop Week!