Tuesday, March 03, 2009


This Saturday will mark 1 year of the Big Green Bookshop. This time last year, we were putting the final touches to our wonderful wonderful shop. If you've followed our story from early on, you'll know that we had an army of volunteers who selflessly gave up their free time to help us turn an internet cafe into a bookshop in about 2 weeks. These were mainly complete strangers who'd heard tell of a couple of chancers who had ignored the various comments like 'no-one reads in Wood Green' and 'blimey, you're brave', and were intent on opening a decent independent bookshop in N22. I've tried to avoid putting youtube clips onto the blog recently, because they only serve to fill space and usually have nothing to do with what the blog's about, but this one does, so please watch it. It's a film of how we managed it.

It still brings a tear to my eye, even now.

So were having a party. Here's the poster.

Maisy Mouse is back!!! and this time we have the Mayor Alan Dobbie to say a few words and to cut the cake, which Katie is preparing as I type. You will never see the Mayor and Maisy Mouse in the same room at the same time, but don't let's start any rumours now.
Here's The Mayor..

and here's Maisy Mouse..
Oh stop it.

Not only are these two celebrity giants going to be with us, but there's going to be Goody Bags, Competitions, Balloons, Cake (as discussed earlier), biscuits, and WAIT FOR IT.....
Discounts on ALL our books!!!
All this starts at 1.00pm, with Alan and Maisy, and it would be great if you could come along and say hello. If you haven't had a chance to visit us yet, maybe this is a good opportunity to see how we're getting on.


Stacie said...

Congrats! I stopped in when I visited England last summer, but I didn't know the shop was new.

Rose Bridger said...

Have a great party, I used to live nearby but can't be there as now I am in Yorkshire. I will pop in on my next visit to London. Please have another Tesco rant soon, they are planning loads of ginormous new stores up here.