Our plans to open in the Spring went somewhat awry – Robert Burn’s phrase ‘the best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley’ must be suffering severe overuse this year. However, if anything, that spirit of adventure now feels even more apt and needed as we gradually pick up our lives in a changed landscape where things feel a lot less certain.
And this new bookshop is not just our adventure. We want it to offer adventure to each and every reader, young and not so young: that sense of anticipation when you open a book; that feeling of being transported somewhere else; that chance to experience other things.
We hope to welcome many readers to Adventure into Books over the coming years – though it seems unlikely any of us will forget that Chapter One started in 2020.
Kate and Ralph