I know it’s Thursday already, but there are still two days of our offer on children’s books! Our books are cheap anyway – children’s fiction is mostly 60p-90p – but even better when you can get twice as much. Bring the kids in to browse and stock up on a bit of reading; or they can sit in the treehouse and read for a bit while you browse for your own books – a good half-term activity in itself, and excellent value for the children’s pocket money. We have lots of books in at the moment, and a few more boxes of children’s books to unpack today, so do come and have a look. It’s windy – the market is cancelled – but we’ll be wind-free, and you may even be lucky enough to catch Nick Cave playing on the CD player.
We are thrilled that poet Matt Black will be working with us over the summer and into the autumn, funded by West Midlands Readers’ Network. Matt will be hosting poetry and storytelling sessions in the bookshop and down by the swimming pool/play area in Abbey Fields, and there will be other events and activities over the summer. He and Tree House bastion John Watson are even building a treehouse to go inside the Tree House, big enough for Matt to sit inside and read stories!
We are launching this initiative on Saturday 30 June, from about 12.30 until about 4pm, with live music from the fabulous Hatstand Band, a cartoon drawing working (1.15pm) with artist Okse, poetry, free tea and cake, and more. We will incorporate watching the Carnival parade as it passes by at around 2.45pm.
Do come and join in the fun!