London Book Fair sees launch of BOOKS ARE MY BAG campaign

 

The news coming out of London Book Fair is that there’s a new campaign afoot to promote and strengthen the links between books and bookshops.

 

The BOOKS ARE MY BAG campaign involves all booksellers, chain, independents and publishers speaking with one voice to celebrate the joy and culture importance of the high street bookshop.

 

Launching to the public on Saturday 14th September, the campaign will run until Christmas. Participating retailers will be giving away BOOKS ARE MY BAG canvas bags (designed by M&C Saatchi).

 

Sounds like a great idea.

 

To find out more, hop on over to The Booksellers Association website at http://www.booksellers.org.uk/Campaigns/BOOKS-ARE-MY-BAG

 

 

 

Love books? This could be the perfect Christmas gift …

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If you’re looking for a last minute Christmas gift for the book lover in your life, and you’d like to give them something unique and rather quirky, this could be for you.

From the twitter feed of the fabulous Emma Darwin (@emma_darwin) via @shelleywriter I’ve just heard about this fabulous reading spa experience offered by Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath.

This award winning, independent bookstore offer two types of spa gift – the ‘Delightful Reading Spa’ and the ‘Extravagant Reading Spa’.

I’ve not tried one myself, but they sound amazing. I think I might need to treat myself to a little trip to Bath in 2013 …

Click here to find out more:  http://www.mrbsemporium.com/index.php/info/reading_spa