Sunday, September 21, 2008

A Bookshop in a Briefcase (or 2)

I spent the day at Belmont School today. We were asked if we'd like to join their Summer Fete and try and sell some books and that. Well, never one to turn an opportunity down off we went. We don't drive, so these kind of things are always a bit of a laugh to get to.
This time we decided that a couple of briefcases would do the job, so we filled them with all the fun of the fair (lots of £1.99 education books, picture flats and Mr Gum etc), and off i set. It's amazing what you can squeeze into 2 small cases, and this is how the completed table of treats looked like. Katie and Freya joined me, and this proved a great marketing ploy.
We had a lot of fun and the cakes were delicious. We also gave out loads of Big Green Bookshop Bookenier loyalty cards, and sold about a hundred quids worth of books.
I think these kinds of thing are really great for new businesses like ours. We get to show our support for a local school, we introduce ourselves to new customers, and we make a bit of money. At the same time Tim was in the shop being photographed and videoed for another schools project, so it was a really fun day for all of us.

A couple of days ago Mr and Mrs Flynn, some lovely regular customers, came in and gave us a bag of toffees and some rock. Special football rock. Regular readers will know that I'm a huge Bristol City fan (we won 4-1 yesterday!), but i'm not going to turn down some Arsenal rock am I? I was scoffing the rock yesterday evening and I noticed that perhaps this wasn't an official product.. Somebody's taken an E. It's just like the 80's.

And by the way, isn't Boo Weekly an arsehead.

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