On the run up to release of The Bookshop Book on the 2nd October, I'm going to be blogging about a bookshop every day to celebrate wonderful bookshops and booksellers all around the world. (#bookshopaday). Today I want to tell you about:
Uppercase Bookshop, Washington
I had a chat with Leah who runs it.
Hi Leah! Where can we find you?
Near Seattle, WA USA in Snohomish
Describe your bookshop in three words.
Whimsical, diverse, surprising
What’s going to catch our eye as soon as we walk through the door?
The clocks on the wall telling time in different fantastic lands i.e. Hobbiton, Hogsmeade, Oz
What’s the best event you’ve ever done?
Edgar Allen Poe Reading at Halloween, with the lights out and candles lit.
And your best customer moment?
Anytime a customer comes back to tell us they loved one of our recommendations
Recommend a book you’ve been loving recently
Why did you become a bookseller?
We wanted our town to keep its bookshop
Why are you still a bookseller?
We still want our town to keep its bookshop
If you could open a bookshop anywhere else in the world, where would you open it and why?
London. Because London.
Sum up what books and bookshops mean to you in one sentence.
The entire human experience can be found in a good bookshop. Books are the gift of incredible perspective.
"A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic." Carl Sagan