‘Unlike other countries, the UK has not established a national foundation to fund these treasured sites.’ These are the real culture wars: neglect, philistinism and an obsession with privatisation.
I'm finally getting around to making a new website and I'm amazed at the amount of work I've got to show! Over the past few years, I've had six picture books and two fiction titles published. I have three more picture books out this year and another fiction book too! Phew! 😅
Remembered I had a book token from the lovely and generous @bertsbooks so I ordered myself a copy of The Beresford by @will_carver. And I am so looking forward to it! I've already read the free Kindle sample. 📚
Ever wondered how much stuff you can fit in a Waterstones tote bag?? 🤔 Bookseller Laura loaded it FULL with a selection of our card games and got 25 packed in our Scotland tote bag!! Pick up one of our tote bags next time you are in!!
The same person walked past the bookshop this morning while I was waiting for someone to arrive & unlock the door. I think they may now be closer to grudgingly admitting that I do actually work here.
@KateEmAshwood @4thEstateBooks @DauntBooksPub @KathleenMRooney Great choices - #LoseYourMother is amazing 💜
@book_tokens @BooksLimestone @darling_reads @DubrayBooks @alittlebookshop @BlackwellEdin @swanseastones @Wonder_Bookshop @booksaremybag @RedLionBooks @ebbandflobooks Many thanks for including #TheLostStoryteller – delighted it was Matthew @BlackwellEdin's recommendation! 😊
'[A] beautifully crafted debut novel that I'd urge you to read by candlelight, preferably when a storm is forecast to rage against your bedroom window.' Honoured to be the Edinburgh pick in this article! Huge thanks to Matthew @BlackwellEdin for choosing #TheLostStoryteller 👇💚
If you're setting out on a UK holiday this summer, why not check out some of these fantastic books set in locations all across Britain? https://t.co/IVPv52ygUA As recommended by Yorkshire booksellers @BooksLimestone, Date with Deceit is definitely our pick for a cracking read!
Lovely to see #ILetYouGo @claremackint0sh on this list of books set in areas specific to bookshops, and recommended by Twitter Guy @swanseastones - a book with a #bigtwist #Swansea
Awed by the generosity, resilience & clarity of storytellers who crack the world open for us, if we would but dare to look. Literally winded by the beauty & brilliance of novels by @theloudlady, Tara June Winch, @Kiran_MH @sarvathasin. Read more fiction! https://t.co/3Yw70CkY9f
@booksaremybag My son & I reading this (travelling on trains this weekend). And off to Foyles massive bookshop tomorrow so not packed any other books (need the packing space for the return). 📚📚📚📖📖😁
✨Our fiction Book of the Month is The Five Wounds by award-winning storyteller @kvquade, a debut novel about a New Mexican family’s extraordinary year of love and sacrifice. Available to purchase in our shop and online: https://t.co/9MrJd2MBSJ #booksaremybag #indiebookofthemonth