Exciting times! I have now seen inside the premises I mentioned the other day, and they are more than perfect…could not have hoped for anything better. The potential for my bookshop and community space is enormous. Now I need to sort out all the practicalities – business stuff, financial, legal – daunting but has to be done, and will all be more than worth it I know. I am so excited about the premises I have found.
So I will now be looking into the co-operative scheme with greater urgency – a significant amount has already been pledged by those interested, but there is plenty of time to get involved! Just keep an eye on the Buy shares tab.
If I can secure this site, there will be space for all sorts of things. On top of the list of things I posted the other day, I will be in need of tables and chairs, maybe unwanted board games and jigsaw puzzles, children’s chairs or bean bags; nothing needs to match, in fact I would much prefer it if it didn’t!
It’s this sort of planning that keeps me going, and will keep me going through what I know will be difficult and/or stressful times ahead, sorting out the finances and the legal practicalities! Once I have secured my premises – which I know I will, they are too perfect to lose – I will collate the list of what will be needed, in case anyone has stuff to give away! I’m a cheapskate…but it’s all in a great cause!
In the meantime, will carry on enjoying my walnut bread from fabulous local bakery Crustum – do watch the short video linked on the homepage here to see the lovely Nick talking about his bakery. You will feel inspired – and hungry!