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Sunday 24 July 2011


Gutter Bookshop pointed me to this piece '...on why bookshops & booksellers matter by '

Click here to see the whole thing.

I thought it a very interesting piece and homed in on this paragraph.

'Not all bookstores have gotten on board with the transition from being a place where books await customers to being a locale of social and cultural exchange, which happens to support itself in part by selling books. The brilliant Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas has noted that the less a retail experience is focused on selling stuff and the more it is about something else -- an event, an occasion, a vision -- the more a store will sell.'

Well, we've got quite a few events coming up, haven't we.
13 August James Aitcheson with Sworn Sword
10 September Panama Oxridge with Thyme Running Out
17 September Rebecca Tope with her Thea Osborne Cotswold series
Phil Rickman with The Secrets of Pain and his previous Merrily Watkins titles.

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