Friday, 25 October 2013

Exciting News: THE BOOKSHOP BOOK

Announcement time!


 I'm very excited to be able to tell you that my new non-fiction book, 'THE BOOKSHOP BOOK,' will be published by Constable & Robinson next Christmas. It'll be a history of books and bookselling, a look at interesting bookshops of the world, and interviews with authors, customers and booksellers from everywhere about what bookshops mean to them. Basically, it's gonna be a bookshop LOVEFEST, and I can't wait for you all to read it. Hurray!

If you've got interesting bookshop stories, I want to hear from you - but more on that soon For now, let's just do a little dance - in a bookshop, if possible. And thank you for all your support. :) x

17 comments:

  1. Well done Jen, a celebration of Book Shops. LOng may they continue :)

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  2. Congratulations! Great news - by pure luck I came to your blog to get a link for the piece I've just written on my blog about the original Weird Things. I loved it - really made me guffaw.

    http://deborah-lawrenson.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/weird-things-customers-say-in-bookshops.html

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    1. Aww, thanks Deborah! So glad you enjoyed 'Weird Things...'

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  3. Brilliant news. Well done, Jen ... it's going to be a little Christmas cracker!

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  4. Brilliant news, Jen ... a fabulous little Christmas cracker!

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  5. Definitely one to add to my mental 'up and coming' wishlist! It'll go very nicely with my copy of 'The Library Book' - both places I love and feel safe and have to be dragged away from on a regular basis! Congratulations honeybunch. :)

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  6. Don't know how common it is elsewhere, but in Denver we've had the "Bookmall" concept where 5-20 booksellers rent a common space and set up a common checkstand/cash register, thus drastically reducing their overhead, since it means they can be effectively open many more hours for the same investments of time, rent, and wages. My favorite bookseller, Who Else? Books, is at the Broadway Book Mall, for one of many examples.

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  7. WORKS Book Store in Searsport, Maine! Come & see us!

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    1. I want to visit all the bookshops! If I wasn't all the way across the pond, I would!

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  8. got both previous books and love em gotta have this one as well :)

    a very tough question - how many pages and €€€ ? :)))

    will have it anyway :P

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    1. Hardback probably around 300 pages (give or take), with an RRP of around £12.99. :)

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    2. sounds great, me wants :)))

      another tough question - I do write a book on everyday joys and sorrows of someone who works at a bookstore, well, showing stuff from the side of bookseller, the stuff people can do and all... reached almost 90 pages (just text in I think B-format or A5 I forgot) and still adding...my gf is doing the artworks and stuff... the thing is, it is in slovak, but I am also considering an English version... in any case, do you think you could find some time and maybe write a little foreword for it? your books among too few ones help to show people their dark side (without cookies lol) when in bookstore, so I thought it would be nice to have a foreword by you at the beginning... just a suggestion, in case you are interested let me know O:)

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    3. sounds great, will surely get a copy :P

      another tough question - I do write a book on joys and sorrows of working at a bookstore, well, mostly dark side of people (no dark side with cookies though lol)... so far reached 90 pages mark (B-format or A5 format I forgot which one)... it is in Slovak but I am thinking of doing an English version as well... so I thought... in any case... if you had some time, would you write a little foreword for it? in case you are interested let me know :)))

      since you wrote those neat books I think you are the right person for a thing like another author's foreword :) pls consider and in case you are interested I think you can see my google account here O:)

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  9. Splendid! We've had two second-hand bookshops (as distinct from charity shops) open in Wallasey in the last couple of years. Did you visit Broadhursts in Southport? Years ago when I was interviewed on Radio 4 I had that as my favourite.

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    1. Broadhursts is indeed in the book :)

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  10. Hi, Jen. I'm Brazilian. I'm reading your book 'n' loving it. It's awesome. Sometimes, I seem to be right next to you, while reading it. I look books, bookshops and library just like you. It's great to be in touch with you. Best Wishes....
    Gisele

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