Category Bookshops and libraries

The future of sharing books with children – no.2 – libraries

So, leading on (quite some time later, I know!) from my previous post about the future of booksellers, the next thing M and I discussed was the future of libraries. Despite being aware of all the cuts that are being made to the funding for libraries, it seems to me (and I’m guessing many others […]

The future of sharing books with children – no.1 – booksellers

Let me start this off by saying that I feel incredibly guilty for not using what precious little blogging time I have over the summer hols to write a review of one of the MANY books that have been neatly stacked in my blogging box next to the sofa for what seems like forever.  The […]

World Book Day – storytelling session at C’s pre-school

So, today I’ve had pretty much the most brilliantly bookish morning I could ever have hoped for (not even marred by the fact that my car failed its MOT quite comprehensively, grrrrrrrr).  It was an utterly wonderful way to celebrate World Book Day 2013. A month or so ago, I was asked if I would […]

Visit to Hay

This past weekend I was lucky enough to make my first visit to Hay-on-Wye, thanks to my very lovely mother-in-law.  She is also a bookworm and had passed through the area a year or two ago, after which she’d said that she’d like to treat me to a visit at some point.  Well, that ‘point’ […]

Octavia’s Bookshop

I am fully aware that even on a fairly bog-standard day, I’m a fairly enthusiastic person who’s prone to random outbursts of excitable squealing and clapping, but even I am finding it hard to articulate JUST how excited I was to discover ‘Octavia’s Bookshop’ in Cirencester this week! As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I […]

Independent children’s bookshops

I follow quite a few independent children’s bookshops on Twitter, though haven’t had a chance to visit one myself for a LONG time. With this in mind (and with C and H to entertain for the whole weekend whilst M worked on the final assignment for his masters), I set about trying to discover a […]