Ten reasons to ‘Love your bookshop’

I so appreciate that ‘Love your bookshop’ day – Saturday 10th August – happens around the same time as my birthday! I’ve been banned by my family from buying any books but as long as they are supporting our local bookshop, I don’t mind at all.

After all, I support our local bookshop throughout the whole year, not just on one particular day!

Here are ten reasons why you should find time tomorrow to mosey into your favourite bookshop:

  • buy yourself a treat – readers deserve treats!
  • learn about a new topic with a non-fiction book
  • spice up your cooking with a new cookbook
  • become the favourite person for your child/grandchild/niece/nephew and buy them a book
  • give yourself a wonderful reason to stay in, get cosy and hunker down on a winter’s evening with a glass of red or cup of tea and read
  • flick through a beautiful coffee-table book with glossy photos
  • make a head start on your Christmas shopping – think how good you’ll feel!
  • buy two or three copies of a juicy novel and give them to your friends – so you can discuss over a coffee
  • support a favourite author – they usually receive only ten percent of the sale price of their book
  • have a chat with the passionate bookshop staff who love reading and love discussing all things literary with customers

Have I convinced you? Please report back!

6 comments

  1. Yes, Karen, you’ve convinced me.
    I love our local book shop, Antipodes, in Sorrento and I’ll be there tomorrow.
    Happy reading and Happy Birthday to you!

  2. Yes, yes! There’s a ban on me heading inside a bookstore, too yet doesn’t stop the TBR pile growing. Curling up with a hot drink and a good book could be the order of the day, today. Happy book shopping, Karen!

  3. I’m with you Karen – I love bookstores!
    Perfect weather today to curl up in front of an open fire with a glass of wine and a book!
    ps hope you get some book vouchers for your birthday x

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