Still no premises, but I’m developing lots of lovely ideas, building on the launch of the Film Club in May. There are two or three potential venues in the town centre, and I am hoping that the article in this week’s Kenilworth Weekly News will have aroused some level of interest, however small. These ideas are a way of establishing the project even in the absence of a physical shop. It may even be that the best thing is to use other venues for these clubs and activities, and then I will only need a small site for the bookshop – maybe there is a business in Kenilworth that has some space they would like to sublet, even temporarily until I can find suitable permanent premises! That would be great.
Here are some of the events I am thinking of setting up:
The Tree House Story Club – afternoons of stories and bookish activities for pre-school children
Tree House Talks – talks and discussions mostly on art and its history, though volunteers for talks on other subjects always welcome
The Tree House Senior Citizen Book Swap – afternoons for sharing books and chatting over tea and cake
The Tree House Film Festival – a day at the movies, a mixture of short films and feature films, including talks and discussion
The Tree House literary festival – talks, writing workshops, book discussion
Student equivalents of both the above, to engage university students with The Tree House
All of these could be accompanied by book sales – I don’t want to lose sight of the fact that the main aim is to open a second-hand bookshop!
If any of this sounds good, do get in touch – good to gauge support, also good to have any offers of voluntary help! firstname.lastname@example.org