Friday, 10 October 2014

The Bookshop Book: London Bookshop Crawl to support BAMB

This year's Books Are My Bag campaign launched yesterday - basically it's a lovefest for highstreet bookshops - and on Saturday bookshops up and down the country will be throwing parties!

As The Bookshop Book is the official book of this year's BAMB campaign, to celebrate, I'm going to be taking The Bookshop Book around London. I'm going to be signing at 12 bookshops across the city on Saturday (phewf!), and you can keep up with my travels on Twitter and Instagram. (I'm also touring the UK - details over here). If you're in London this weekend, do come and say hello! You can always Tweet me to make sure we're running on time :) I'm doing warm-up stretches as I type!

I hope you see some of you on my travels! xx

Every bookshop has a story.

We’re not talking about rooms that are just full of books. We’re talking about bookshops in barns, disused factories, converted churches and underground car parks. Bookshops on boats, on buses, and in old run-down train stations. Fold-out bookshops, undercover bookshops, this-is-the-best-place-I’ve-ever-been-to-bookshops.

Meet Sarah and her Book Barge sailing across the sea to France. Meet Sebastien, in Mongolia, who sells books to herders of the Altai mountains. Meet the bookshop in Canada that’s invented the world’s first antiquarian book vending machine. 
And that’s just the beginning. 

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.

Useful links: Foyles, Blackwell's., Waterstones., Hive
Signed copies are available here.
Full book tour details here.


  1. You will be exhausted! I hope they provide you with tea on the way! (How are the mittens holding out? I can't find the outlines you drew but if you need some more let me know!)

  2. I'm just trying to imagine how many bags of books you will be taking home and wondering if you have a shopping trolley with you!