This week has been a bit crazy. From dinner at the House of Lords (very fancy), to supporting Year 6 in their mock SATs week, to purchasing awesome Alice in Wonderland costumes (for the shop, honest).
We were asked to write a 500 word piece for Archant Life (regional magazine publisher) all about being an indie bookseller, linked to Independent Booksellers Week, which takes place from 29th June to 6th July this year. It was a welcome surprise to have been asked, but I could ramble on for pages about what and why we do what we do, so 500 words was a bit of a challenge!
Ooh, we signed up for the Booksellers Association/ Saatchi & Saatchi ‘Books are my bag’ initiative. From September you’ll be able to pick up one of these cool bags, with our name printed underneath the main tagline. This is a superb way of promoting the importance of books and we are delighted to be a part of it.
What else? Well, Horrible Histories have confirmed that illustrator extraordinaire, Martin Brown, will be with little old us on Friday 7th June. He’ll be visiting us after school kicks out, so we are inviting you horrible lot to come in and be gruesome. Fancy dress is encouraged (although not compulsory!), with a prize for the most ghastly. I’m not excited at all.*
*That is a huge lie.
As well as all of that, we have met lots of lovely new customers, read stories, sold books, booked in baby massage classes, tutored, sorted out lots of beautiful new titles, organised a song writing workshop for the summer…phew. No wonder I’m tired! Not enough for you? You are a demanding bunch. Ok, last thing then. As of June (I think), you will be able to get a 10% voucher off of all books when you book a ticket to see a show at the fantastic Brentwood Theatre. So get booking!
The independent children's bookshop and tuition centre in the heart of Brentwood, Essex.
Owned and run by Mr Frog & Mrs Chicken (happily married book-nerds), with the sole aim of bringing high quality books and tuition to our community.
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