Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Flippin' eck Tucker




Simon




It's been a somewhat exciting day in the West/Key enterprise. We had a look at a very promising premises this morning. The pictures above capture accurately how ideal they are for a bookshop. .. OK, you have to use your imagination, but as Kirsty and Phil would say, it ticked a lot of boxes.
We've also been amazed at the interest we've had from several websites. I'd really like to thank Scott Pack for allowing me to write a guest piece on his lovely and very popular blog Me and my Big Mouth . This has raised the profile of this site remarkably. Maybe he is 'the most powerful man in the book trade' after all. The bookseller picked up on the story (here it is), and also our local paper the Tottenham and Wood Green Journal have our story online now. It's going to be in the paper itself tomorrow, so hopefully a few of the local residents will pick up on it.
Spent the afternoon watching rugby/phoning wholesalers/adding a Wood Green Bookshop group on Facebook, which you're all more than welcome to join.
It's also my Mum's Birthday today so can I say you're the best Mum in the world and I love you.
Also, strangely, Tim has started to sport a rather swanky cowboy hat, which he claims he wears 'to embarrass his kids'. I think he secretly wants to be the sheriff of Wood Green. I must get him a badge.

6 comments:

William Rycroft said...

Mmm. 'Potential', that's the word I think. All the best guys. I've just started a blog myself http://justwilliamsluck.blogspot.com/
I'll keep popping by to see how you're doing. All the best...

Jonathan said...

Just read about your enterprise in The Bookseller, reminded me of when I worked at Reading matters Bookshop in Wood Green at the time of its closure at the mercy of Council ratecapping in the early 90's.
Wood Grren needed an indy then, and I'm sure it needs one now. Good luck guys!

Lou said...

Very interested to know how this goes (I am one of the 700 plus people who signed the Waterstones petition) - and will certainly be a regular customer when your book shop opens!

Zoe said...

Hi guys, bloody well done is all I want to say...I will be reading along and rooting for you all the way, plus if there's anything more practical I can do to help the cause just give a shout. I'm over educated and underemployed!! and a huge reader and book lover. So this cause strikes right to the heart of me. Anyway it is very heartening to see that I am far from alone, and even more, that the loss of Waterstone's might be the necessary catalyst that finally gets literary Wood Green to stand up and be counted, and our very own independent bookshop. YOU GO GUYS!

Kirsty said...

Found my way here from your post on Scott Pack's blog and I just wanted to say a hearty GOOD LUCK. I will be following your story with interest.

SJP said...

Have only just found your blog - very exciting news about your venture....am good with colour schemes and a paint brush.