So here is what we are about.
We are not here to compete with Amazon....even though I bet they're really, really worried about us... :)
So what we're trying to do is something a little different. Our emphasis will be on providing a level of service to our customers that will bring them back to us again and again. Finding out what they like, discussing options and perhaps offering advice on exploring authors and subjects. We will be stocking books by authors we like but as we learn more from our customers about their tastes and interests we will expand the stock to reflect that. So if a customer can't find what they want - we will get it for them!
We are about books. Good books. Great Books.
From the first germ of an idea we always wanted the shop to have a comprehensive range of books for children and young adults. From Dr Seuss to to Rhian Ivory's 'The Boy Who Drew the Future'. We're hoping to be a place that helps children start to learn to love to read and can come back to as their taste in books grows..
But we'll provide a comprehensive range of the usual subjects too - crime, horror, fantasy - hopefully offering up authors you might not have come across before as well as the more recognised writers. You'll know Raymond Chandler but have you read James Crumley?
We're planning Reading Groups for all ages, looking to invite authors for Q&A, setting up special interest groups, perhaps a place for Gamers to utilise one evening a week - in short hoping for the shop to become a community resource as well as a place of business.
A place people want to visit.That's the idea. That's what we hope to accomplish.
We want it to be fun and relaxing and...well...A Good Bookshop.