Finalists for Independent Bookshop of the Year!

This year we reached the Finals for the British Book Awards’ Independent Bookshop of the Year. It is the first time we have ever entered, so we were thrilled and a wee bit surprised to get so far! We won the shortlist for the Central England and Wales region against some pretty hot competition, so we are feeling pleased, humbled and a little embarrassed at having to compete against many of our friends in other wonderful and lively bookshops around the country. We didn’t win the finals, but we had a great time going to the super-glitzy Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London, where we spent a happy evening chatting to other bookshop teams, authors and publishers. We hope to get a chance to be finalists again another year – not least because the pudding at the Award Ceremony was great! And we really enjoyed wearing extremely sparkly dresses.