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Indie Bookshop Week

  • Submitted: 26th June 2022

Independent BookShop Week

What a week! A whole seven days where bookshops up and down the country celebrate all that is good and valuable about book havens, the people who work in them and what they sell of course… BOOKS!

I visited Forum Books in Whitley Bay to celebrate the last day of a great week. Had a cuppa or two with author friends and then spent the rest of the time in the shop browsing and buying. This is where Bay Tales 2023 is being held, so what better time than to have a look around and get excited for that too.

The Bound, Whitley Bay (c) The BookTrail

The Bound, Whitley Bay (c) The BookTrail

Just look at this very fine book haven…..

The Bound, Whitley Bay (c) The BookTrail

The Bound, Whitley Bay (c) The BookTrail

That window is something else…..

The Bound, Whitley Bay (c) The BookTrail

The Bound, Whitley Bay (c) The BookTrail

They put authors in the windows as well as books! How genius is that?

Essential book purchse (c) The BookTrail

Reader, I succumbed. I bought a book I have already read and loved just because of the pretty spredges…..

There was also a very lovely and unexpected moment at the start of Bookshop week. I met these two fine people (Sean Lusk and Clare Whitfield) and met the bombshell book person that is Fiona from Waterstones Durham.

Authors Sean Lusk and Clare Whitfield

Authors Sean Lusk and Clare Whitfield

And then…. I came across a mobile bookshop …..a magical van….FULL of books…..

Van of books

https://collectedbooks.co.uk/

I mean, just look……………

Van of books

https://collectedbooks.co.uk/

And if you want to get a bit closer…..

Van of books

https://collectedbooks.co.uk/

You are welcome. Hope you all had a wonderful Indie bookshop week. As we all know, every week is really Indie bookshop week isn’t it?

Susan

 

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