Apologies for the delay, a number of factors meant we didn’t reopen on Tuesday as planned, but we are definitely opening this Saturday, 4 July at 10am. We have a few guidelines in place:
Use hand sanitiser on the way in, and a good idea to use it on the way out too. Lifesize Nick will be manning the sanitiser station.
Masks are not compulsory, but we will have some available. We have a protective screen at the till area, and we will stay in that area as much as possible.
Be considerate to other customers re distancing, and be patient with each other. We may restrict numbers in the shop if it gets busy.
If you handle books but don’t buy them, please put them in the boxes provided, and we will disinfect them before reshelving.
Please pay using contactless card or exact change if possible.
The treehouse is sadly out of bounds for the time being. We can’t offer you tea or coffee, and we can’t let you use the loo.
We can’t put things on the pavement, so the 50p books (now at the bargain price of 4 for £1!) will be inside.
Don’t come to the shop (or any shop) if you are unwell.
Donations: we only currently want donations of Fiction, we will take other things in due course but we are struggling for space.
This all sounds awful, doesn’t it? But that nice Mr Johnson wants us to reopen, and it’s hard to make all of this sound friendly. We will be friendly in person though!
I am starting up some art history lectures via Zoom on Monday mornings and Thursday evenings; I have set up a page to keep you informed about what the lectures will be, but do join the mailing list specifically for them if you would like to. There is a contact form for this on the Art History page. This will also be the way to get the Zoom link. I haven’t yet decided if Zoom or Meetings (the Microsoft equivalent) is better!
Stay safe! Really looking forward to seeing everyone again and getting lots of lovely secondhand books off the shelves and into your hands, where they belong.