Support your local bookshop

Phil: I’m running out of books to read.

Fortunately, a couple of local bookshops have been tweeting for support and promising local deliveries.

At the same time, I spotted that Edd China – Grease Monkey was appearing in paperback. A quick e-mail followed by some money transfer and the order was placed. A week later, a knock on the front door and a paper bag containing the book appeared. The seller being suitably distanced by the time I picked it up. Thank you Warwick Books.

These are really tough times for small shops and those selling books will find it harder than most. Need something to read? Amazon is waiting…

A couple of second-hand bookshops are offering lucky dip selections. You tell them the genre you want, they will pick a boxful for you and deliver or post. A clever idea and one that could see readers discover new writers they will love in the future.

Everyone wins!

(Incidentally, if you’d like my review of the book, it’s here)

4 Comments

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4 responses to “Support your local bookshop

  1. Chris Jobson

    Could you post links to the second-hand bookshops offering lucky dip selections?

  2. Chris Jobson

    Thanks very much.

  3. bigbeardedbookseller

    Of course I’m going to promote http://www.indiebookshops.com/2020/03/20/rising-to-the-challenge/ a map and list of indie bookshops still sending out, there’s also a list on the site of 1300+ indie bookshops worldwide

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