CLOSED – because we feel it’s the right thing to do
March 24 - April 14
We’ve taken the decision to cease trading until these restrictions are lifted. We feel strongly that the already hugely stretched postal and delivery services now need to be for totally essential items such as food and medical supplies. We would rather not take the risk of contributing in any way to making this health crisis any worse.
However, this is Kenilworth Books, so obviously we already have exciting plans bubbling away behind the scenes. We think the most responsible use of our time now is to plan with our author and publisher friends so that when we can trade again, we can hit the ground running with some amazing things.
We’re told the restrictions will be reassessed in three weeks’ time. We would like to encourage people to use that time to read all the books they’ve been meaning to read for ages, and also to head over to the social media and website pages of their favourite authors and illustrators and take a look at what they are doing. Many are doing online readings and Q&A sessions, drawing workshops everyone can join in, and generally creating wonderful stuff. There is still plenty going on in book world to join in. We will be using our social media pages to share it! So please sit tight, and support the essential workers while they help us through this.