Our online sales continue to be outstanding and to give you some idea of the appeal of our er.... appeal, last week we were getting around 40 visitors a day to http://www.biggreenbookshop.com/, whereas today for example, so far we've had 550 unique visitors and double figure sales (usually we sell about 2 books a week online).
A lot of this new traffic is because people are talking about us on the internet. We've noticed some wonderful blog posts like these...
This one from Lucy
This from Christopher Fowler
This from Sam Enthoven
This by Jayne Joso
This one here too
I found these all very easily with a quick search of our name (if i've missed anybody out, i'm really sorry. I've had about 4 hours sleep in the last 5 days).We've been tweeted about fiercely by hundreds of wonderful people. A nice retweet from someone like Simon Pegg or Stephen Fry would be nice though...
And following on from our bit in the Times yesterday, there was this spectacular article on the Guardian website by Stuart Evers. The article has certainly got people talking judging by the number of comments, and we are absolutely made up that all these people i've mentioned above would want to say such lovely things about little old us.
Things that people have asked us.
Do you have a facebook Group? YES. It's called 'A Decent Bookshop in Wood Green (revisited).
Why is it called that, you pillock? Because, we started the group before we had a name for the bookshop.
What is Your Twitter Name? @biggreenbooks
Why is it called that, you pillock? Because that's the name of our shop (almost)
The book I want isn't on your website, can you get it? YES. We manually list the titles onto our website, so we only have 400 odd titles on there. We stock around 8,000 and can order pretty much anything.
When are you going to show us the Strugglometer? NOW.
Tomorrow is my son Ollie's first birthday. We are going to be spending the day on a farm in Hertfordshire looking at sheep and eating sandwiches. Tim will be at one of our local Schools with two brilliant authors, Sarah Matthias and Sam Enthoven. Mark will be at the shop. Go and say hello to Mark if you're in the area, he makes a lovely cup of tea.