we're going to be trying something in the shop, and this is the thing that we're going to be trying in the shop.
We're going to open on a Wednesday at 10.30am instead of the usual 9.30am . Can I stress at this juncture that this isn't because we fancy a lie in midweek (although it would be nice), but because we're going to invite a class from a local school to come to the shop at 9.30am each Wednesday, and get an author in to entertain them for an hour. We're going to start this after the easter holidays, at the start of May, and so far we've had lots of lovely authors who've signed up to the thing wot we're calling 'Green Wednesday', although it might change to 'Big Green Wednesday', depending on how we're feeling.
Whilst this won't make us much cash, I don't really care. But hopefully it will;
1. Give the kids an hour of feeling a little bit special
2. Make them tell other people about the lovely Big Green Bookshop
3. Allow us to enjoy the work of some wonderful kids authors
4. Help us to build relationships with the local schools
5. Be a great laugh
If you (yes you), are in a position where you can help us to get some authors in for this thing, or if you are, in fact, an author who'd like to join us, or have some suggestions for Big Green Wednesday, then you know the procedure.
It was a miserable day today in our shop, but we have to have a few of them I guess. But we did get our first account order, and it's only day 10, and (here's the best bit), it's our shop!
Maybe tomorrow ( a song you're likely never to hear on this blog again) will be better.