National Reading Group Day Success!

Many thanks must go once again to Bloomsbury and in particular Max Bridgewater for bringing us two wonderful authors to celebrate National Reading Group Day, which kicked off Independent Booksellers’ Week on Saturday 30th June.  Vanessa Gebbie and Stephen May gave us a brief outline of their writing experiences, then went from table to table answering questions from each of the reading groups present.  It was lovely to hear the animated discussions around the room and the buzz created!   Many thanks also to the brilliant authors and here is a link to Vanessa’s round up:

http://www.morenewsfromvg.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/book-groups-in-bantry-in-frinton-in-us.html

Where’s Wally Winner!

Proud grandparents Mr & Mrs Halstead are pictured here with their visiting granddaughter Callie Callow, who was delighted to win first prize in the Where’s Wally? Grand Draw.  Second prize went to Gabriella Simmonds and third was shared by Amy and Roma Cooper.  We would like to thank Walker Books for donating the prizes and materials to run such a lovely event for Independent Booksellers’ Week, celebrating independent retailing in Connaught Avenue and across the country!