We’re open (again) – 1st July
Glad to be back with you and look forward to seeing you back in the bookshop soon.
To celebrate, for the next week (until 10th July), we’ll be giving the first ten customers a £5 National Book Token voucher.
We’re open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm.
Independent Bookshop Week – 19-26 June
We didn’t get to celebrate this with you this year, but we still had fun with the quiz we set, based on some of the weird facts we’ve come across in some of our wonderful books. The winner will be choosing a book from the bookshop.
And, there’s more! Because books are all about stories – fact and fiction – we’re running a story competition:
Imagine you are a character from a favourite book, then write a diary entry for that character. It could be for one of the days of independent bookshop week, sometime in the past, or sometime in the future (or is there another dimension we haven’t thought about…).
The story should be 300-500 words (illustrations also welcome), and please send your story to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, including your full name, age and a contact number. We’re extending the story deadline to 30 August! Each prize winner will receive a £10 National Book Token.
BOOKMARK – Meet the Author on 30 June: Jenni Fagan discussing her novel Luckenbooth with Naomi Christie
BOOKMARK are busy gearing up for a live book festival on 9-10 October, but to keep us going in the meantime, they also lined up another intriguing ‘Meet the Author’ event on 30 June when Jenni Fagan was talking about her new Gothic novel Luckenbooth. Over nine decades, No. 10 Luckenbooth Close bears witness to emblems of a changing world outside its walls. An infamous madam, a spy, a famous Beat poet, a coal miner who fears daylight, a psychic: these are some of the residents whose lives are plagued by the building’s troubled history in disparate, sometimes chilling ways. Luckenbooth is a bold and haunting novel about the stories and secrets we leave behind, and the places that hold them long after we are gone.
Although this event has now passed, Bookmark have more coming up: see their website – Bookmark
Adventure into Books birthday – 2 July
Surely that can’t mean more bunting?
When we opened after the first Covid lockdown in 2020, we promised ourselves we would celebrate our first birthday. After a year of opening, closing, opening, closing, opening – we made it with the huge support of our customers!
We can’t yet celebrate with berries and bubbles, but as a thank you to our customers we are launching a reward card. Just collect a stamp every time you buy a book (from the bookshop or ordered directly through us). When you have ten stamps, the next book you buy from the bookshop is half price. This doesn’t apply to books bought through Bookshop.org. The scheme will initially run until 1st July 2022.
To mark our birthday, we will also be making a donation to the Scottish Book Trust: the bookshop will donate £100, and will also pass on any customer donations made during the coming week (to 10th July).
National Book Lovers’ Day – 9 August
Yes – there is an official day for all of us bibliophiles. A whole day when we are officially encouraged to settle into our favourite reading place, with a good book, and read.
If you’re not sure what you might like to read, have a look at our Good Reads page, or pop in to see us – we’ve always got recommendations to share.
Once social distancing rules are no longer needed we will be holding storytime sessions. If you would be interested in this, please let us know: Get in touch