Monthly Archives: March 2017

I like this thought…

Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat, comments on “…bookshops that use their space for more than just selling, and the bookshop therefore becomes a destination for customers, not just a means to an end. Anyone can sell books, and anyone can buy … Continue reading

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Skimming and immersion in reading…

Also thought-provoking: “What’s important is that they [bookshops] survive, along with libraries, as brick-and-mortar entities. It’s crucial that they’re part of the visible fabric of our lives, as much for this generation as future ones. We learn by what we … Continue reading

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The importance of browsing

I found this thought-provoking and convincing: Children’s writer, Jacqueline Wilson, observed: “I think bookshops and libraries are vital. It seems so sad that so many libraries have been closed down and so many bookshops have disappeared. If children can’t see … Continue reading

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