"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
Friday, 18 April 2014
Sorry I'm so quiet on the blog (and other social media) at the moment, guys. It's now two weeks until my manuscript hand-in deadline for The Bookshop Book, so I'm very busy with that. Normal service will resume afterwards.
In the mean time, here's a lovely bookish fact for you:
In 1929, Frau Schoeller opened Marga Schoeller Books in Berlin, specialising in European Literature and drama. Amazingly, she managed to keep the bookshop open during the time of Hitler, even though she refused to sell Nazi literature, AND secretly sold books banned by the Nazis (which she kept hidden deep in the bookshop’s basement). Well done, that woman.
Jen Campbell is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' series, and 'The Bookshop Book.' 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 is currently writing a short story collection. She runs a Booktube channel over at youtube.com/jenvcampbell
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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.