I’ve just discovered that my local independent book shop, Bonds Books in Harborne, has a website and a pretty good line-up of events coming up over the next few months.
- 28 May – Martin Bell will speak about his new book ‘The Truth That Sticks’
- 12 June – Prof Robert Knecht, esteemed historian, will introduce his book ‘The French Renaissance Court’
- 2 July – Catherine O’Flynn award-winning local author of ‘What Was Lost’ (due to be turned into a film, reports The Stirrer) will read from the book and sign copies.
They’ve got a reading group too, and the staff in there have always been lovely and helpful. I can’t help thinking that a little blog to promote and record these events, recommend new books and generally help tie themselves into their community might be a good idea.
If you know of any independent book shops doing interesting events (preferably with some sort of interweb link) then give them a mention in the comments.