"When we read, we start at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out." - Vickie Karp
Saturday, 12 January 2013
Events for 'More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops'
Happy weekend, folks!
I'm organising events and signings for the release of 'More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops', which will be published on the 18th April.
If you're a bookseller and you'd like me to do an event/signing at your bookshop, drop me an email and we can chat. :) If you're a reader and you'd like me to do an event near you, then point your local bookshop in my direction.
At the moment, future events are lined up for north London, south London, Edinburgh, Wigtown, Salisbury, Sudbury, Southampton, Lichfield and Cheshire, with other events being finalised. All details of events are in the sidebar of the blog *points to the left*
I've had a lot of fun since the release of 'Weird Things...' last April, visiting bookshops and festivals and meeting so many lovely booksellers and book-lovers. I'm looking forward to meeting even more of you this year. :)
Jen Campbell is the author of the best-selling 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' series. She's also an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her poetry collection 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' is published by The Rialto, and she lives in London, where she works at an antiquarian bookshop. Her new book, 'The Bookshop Book' is forthcoming autumn 2014, and she is currently writing her first novel.
Forthcoming autumn 2014 (click for details)
From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, The Bookshop Book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, and looks at over three hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents (sadly, we’ve yet to build a bookshop down in the South Pole). The Bookshop Book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world.
Wednesday 15th October 7:30pm: Waterstones Castle Street, Norwich
Chat about 'The Bookshop Book'
Tickets are £6 or £4 for concessions and loyalty card holders, with £3 redeemable against a purchase of the new book on the night. Refreshments will be provided.
Wednesday 29th October
7:30pm: The Big Comfy Bookshop, Coventry.
Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5EA
Audience Q&A and signing.