Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Childrens Books & Stationery...

Everyone loves kids books - from classics like The Hungry Caterpillar and Famous Five to newer stories about Aliens in Underpants, Wimpy Kids, and the adventures of Madame Pamplemousse. It's no surprise then that our children's book section has proved very popular since we opened, and we love hearing kids' excitement when they find a new book, or the next in their favourite series.

In 2010 we thought about expanding the offerings we had for children and decided to test the waters with a few kids stationery items; pencils, pens, bookmarks etc. and were pleased to find they've been just as popular! So in 2011 we're extending this further still and by the end of the year we intend to have a dedicated kids stationery section. We've already brought in a few more fab items and intend to build this up more over the year. And to make sure everyone's happy, we're keeping plenty of stock available at pocket money prices so the kids can afford their own treats!

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Burns Night...

With the closing verses of "Auld Lang Syne" still ringing in our ears from New Year, it's once again time to celebrate the life and work of it's author. Yes, January 25th is Burns Night, and whether you're reciting 'Tam O' Shanter' in a school poetry competition, off to attend a Burns Supper, or just want to know more about the man and his life, we've just the book in stock...

Saturday, 15 January 2011

We're now on Facebook!

Well as you know we're all about books... all kinds of books. So after a few little nudges from here and there, we thought it about time we set our sights on the one book we've not paid much attention to until now - Facebook!

We've taken the plunge and set up a page there where we can keep our followers up to date with new books as they arrive, news about the shop and much more. If you're already on Facebook it's easy to find us - simply click here to go directly to the page, or when you're logged in simply search for Inkspot & Silverleaf Booksellers. Then 'Like' our page to become a follower and you'll be kept right up to date!

It's a new project that we're still tinkering with so please do bear with us whilst we get in to the swing of things, and of course if there's anything you'd like to see us try there, just give us a shout!

Monday, 10 January 2011

Truly Independent (again!)

Well last year The Independent included us in their 'Britain's 50 Best Bookshops' list, and we were really chuffed! We've now got 2011 off to a flying start as we've been featured in The Independent again, this time with our Top 10 recommendations in their 'Hit List' (we love being featured in the national press!)

Click the picture below for a slightly larger version...

Saturday, 8 January 2011

We're having a little sale...

... we're only a little shop, so it's just a little sale (not one of those massive, garish, chaotic sales you see shouting at you from your telly), but we like to think it's perfectly formed. There are books from all sections in it and we've a variety of offers on:

* We've selected kids books available in '3 for 2' deals
* We've some great paperback fiction in 'buy 1 get one half price' offers, and
* We've up to 20% off many other hardback fiction, and selected non-fiction books too!

Everything involved has a lovely, tasteful little red sticker on it so you know exactly what the deal is, and although we're a busy little shop it's still highly unlikely that someone will elbow you out of the way to get to the books in here... It's altogether much more civilised sales shopping!

So nope, it's not a big sale, but it's not half bad either, and we promise not to shout our offers at you from your telly!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Happy New Year!

We'd just like to start 2011 by saying 'Happy New Year!' to all our blog readers and followers. We hope you had a lovely time over the festive period and your transition back to 'normal' life hasn't been too traumatic!

Here we've been busy... we've re-discovered the floor (buried under several tonnes of grit and salt in the last few shopping days before Christmas), rearranged, re-stocked, and re-jigged a few shelves too! We've taken in deliveries, drawn up lists, made a plan or two and are now well and truly ready to take on 2011!

We hope to see you in the shop soon!