We have very exciting news to share…we are expanding. And I don’t just mean the waistband situation post lockdown. That’s a whole different blog.
When we moved to Crown Street, we decided not to take on the whole building, because it felt huge compared to Ongar Road. Fast forward 19 months and we’re going to be knocking through the wall that was lovingly put in place by our friend Phil, so that we can indeed take over the rest of the building. Sorry Phil.
What will we do with all that extra space? I’ll tell you. The plan is to move the older end of our book range (from age 12 to adult) over to the ‘annexe’. We have wanted to stock Manga for years – now we will have the space to do so. In addition, we will be stocking a range of literary-themed goodies, from The Literary Gift Company and Retro from Scratch. It will have a different aesthetic from the rest of the shop – dark furniture, comfy armchairs and an absence of Lego. One thing will remain the same and that’s our passion for bringing an eclectic mix of hand-picked books to Brentwood.
There are two rooms upstairs, one of which will be available for hire once it’s had a lick of paint. Our wonderful Spanish tutor plans to run after school sessions for children and adults, on Wednesdays and Thursdays, but apart from that, it’s empty.
That’s our news! We are aiming to welcome you to the annexe within the month. Now, where are those paintbrsuhes…