Copies of 'Weird Things..' have been winding their way into bookshops over the past week, but today is the official UK and Commonwealth release date for 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops', which means that it should now be available in all bookshops where it was pre-ordered. Hurrah!
Here are two things which made me grin.
I can confirm that Ian is a well-behaved bookshop customer. I can't vouch for Moomintroll.
Yesterday two lovely German customers came into the bookshop, spied 'Weird Things...', each took a copy and sat down on the floor to read it, laughing and talking to each other in German. Although I have no idea what they were saying, it was rather fun.
I've got some more events lined up for the book, which are listed over on the left side of the blog *points* <----. Over the next couple of weeks I'm going to be doing a blog tour, stopping by various places to chat about 'Weird Things...'. I'll edit this page with links, as and when those posts go up:
Today I'm over at Scott Pack's blog here, answering some extremely hardhitting questions.
Tonight is the launch party for 'Weird Things...' over in Hampstead [we couldn't have it at Ripping Yarns, as you can only fit about three and a half people in our bookshop at any one time]. Miles and I drove all the wine over yesterday, and last night I baked an army of cupcakes, so I'm pretty sure we're all sorted. I'll post some photos from the book launch in the next few days.
Thank you, wonderful bloggers for being so supportive and lovely. It's very surreal that something which started here as blog posts eleven months ago, is now an actual book-shaped thing that people are buying. Life is weird. But lovely.
Lots of love. xx
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