Tuesday, 19 January 2010

A bit of a change...

If you've been into the shop since the start of the year, you might have noticed a change or two. Over the Christmas break we decided to have a bit of a long overdue reorganisation of some of the shelves. I always felt the 'Scottish and Local' section was a little stuck out on it's own beside the counter, and we had wrapping paper and envelopes in three, yes three(!) separate locations. A reorganisation was definitely needed. So we hope you like the new look - it's not massively different, just a little better organised. Here's a run down of the main changes...

* The Scottish books section has moved over beside the rest of the non-fiction - just near the door and a lot easier to find!
* All our stationery, cards, wrapping paper, envelopes and gifts / accessories are now in one section next to the main counter where the Scottish books used to be. (A lot more cohesive and a great little one stop shop for last minute presents!)
* Our children's section now has a new extra shelf / display stand for highlighting some of our new / favourite / interesting / beautifully designed books.
* A few other shelves in the non-fiction section have moved around a little to allow for these other changes... oh, and we also now have an umbrella stand just inside the door for those occasional rainy Bo'ness mornings!

So if you've not been in for a while, pop in for a nosey... and of course we'll help you find your favourite section again too if it's been moved in the shuffle!

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Looking for a little variety?

After all variety is the spice of life!

Goodnight Productions are staging a 5* Variety Spectacular at the Barony Theatre in Bo'ness on January 29th, and we've tickets available here for just £10! Featuring acts such as Laura McGhie (X-Factor Boot Camp Sensation), Jenny Douglas (fresh from Keith Jack's UK Tour), Matty Smith (finalist from Edinburgh's Got Talent) and Tracey Quinn as 'Anastacia' (as seen on Stars in Your Eyes) it's sure to be a brilliant night's entertainment!  Hurry along to get your tickets before they're all gone!

Sunday, 10 January 2010


If you're anything like me you'll already have made and broken more New Year's resolutions in your time than you care to think about, but also, there will be one big one that keeps reappearing in your list year after year. What's yours? Well whether it's to learn a language, be healthier, trace your ancestors, stop biting your nails, pass your driving test, learn to paint, or finally get round to applying for Mastermind (we've all thought about it!) there's surely a book to help you on your way. Why not make 2010 the year you finally get round to crossing that one big thing off your list!

Our window display this week highlights a few of the books that could help you on your way, but if you don't see what you need to get working on your resolution then just come in and ask and we'll set about finding the right book for you!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Hello 2010!

Happy New Year folks! We hope you had a good one!

Well the decorations have been packed away and we've hit the ground running in this new year. We've a few things to tell you about in the next few weeks but first thing's first... we're having a little sale! (Yes, it's just a little one but we're only a little shop!) We've given over a few shelves to sale items for now, but this will only last till Saturday 9th January then from next week it's back to normal again, so if you have some book tokens or Christmas money burning a hole in your pocket then pop along quick-sharp and see what you can pick up with your pennies!

Like our noticeboard proclaims... 'Treat Yourself!'