Hello. We're a fun small bookshop in cosmopolitan Wood Green. We try and do stuff that keeps people interested. So over the next week or two we're going to try and get as many people to join our Twitter and Facebook groups as possible...
...Not just for us to feel all clever and special, but because we're going to be doing exclusive free book offers and big shiny discounts etc just for these groups, and seeing as your reading this on the internet, you can take advantage of it (we've already given away a Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy Special Edition CD last week).
Our Facebook Group is called A Decent Bookshop in Wood Green(revisited), and our Twitter name is Biggreenbooks (i can't work out how to link directly to this).
There are other quite exciting things going on in the world of TBGBs in the near future so do keep an eye out.
We have a guest blog tomorrow by the wonderful Jayne Joso, author of the superb Soothing Music for Stray Cats. She'll be letting you all know about her favourite books of all time, which I have to say, are very interesting indeed. If you haven't sent us your own favourite 5 by now, frankly you should be ashamed of yourself. It's high time you pulled your finger out...
Also tomorrow eveining we're going to be joined by the cream of Birkbeck College's creative writing team, as we hear some wonderful short stories from the Mechanics Institute review 6. It's great to know that 2 of the stories from this wonderful annual review are written by customers of our shop. And even better, they're both going to be reading. It promises to be a fabulous evening, so if you can, please come along.
Also also tomorrow, David Vann, author of the extraordinary Legend of A Suicide will be coming to the shop to sign copies of his book. The guy's come over for a bit of whistlestop tour of the UK, and earlier this year i was lucky enough to be sent a review copy of his book. I was engrossed and overwhelmed at times by his book. It's very difficult to review, but it's something i'll be trying to do on this here blog very very soon. My old friend (and what a fine fellow he is too) Stuart Evers put it pretty well here though Suffice to say, it's worth reading.
Thanks to all the people who've agreed to be our proof readers. I'll be in touch very soon. It's not too late to join though.