Local Bookshop gets involved with national campaign launch
5:18pm Monday 30th September 2013 in Penarth news
THE Windsor Bookshop in Penarth, one of the remaining independent bookshops in the Vale of Glamorgan, celebrated the launch of a new nationwide campaign ‘Books Are My Bag’ on Saturday, September 14, by hosting it’s own Big Bookshop Party.
The shop became a sea of orange bunting and balloons, with the already iconic tote bags given to customers and visitors to the shop.
Books Are My Bag is a nationwide campaign to celebrate independent bookshops, and is the biggest ever promotion of its kind. It’s collaboration between publishers, bookshops and authors, with many celebrities such as Bill Nighy, Andrew Marr and Cerys Matthews lending their support.
56 per cent of all book buying decisions are made by consumers in a bookshop and high street bookshops (both chains and independents) still account for almost 40 per cent of books bought by consumers. Yet, many high street bookshops are under threat.
Books Are My Bag aims to halt this process by celebrating the nation's love of bookshops, calling on book lovers to show their support by visiting and purchasing a book from their favourite bookshop.
Anne Hallet, from The Windsor Bookshop, said: “We’re delighted to be involved with the campaign. As a local bookshop we provide a much valued service to the people of Penarth, not only bringing them all the new releases and best sellers, but also offering direct access to authors such as Kate Humble and Jamie Owen, through an ongoing programme of author events.
"We hope our involvement in campaigns such as Books Are My Bag and our ongoing support of events such as The Penarth Book Festival, will help keep bookshops, and books, alive and loved.”
The campaign will run from September 14 through to Christmas 2013.
For more information, contact Anne Hallett, Windsor Bookshop, on 029 2070 6455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org