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July 16, 2020

Book clubs are great. I never thought I would say that, but for the last three years I have been running a little book club and not only have I made some firm friends with each of the members, I have discovered so many great authors. We run our club a little differentl...

July 1, 2020

Hands up budding writers! I know you’re out there… This post is for you, and for those who maybe even thought about it once. Or for those people who like really, really, really, really short stories. 

Have you heard of writing prompts? 

I recently stumbled on a whole pil...

June 16, 2020

Be honest, we all have them. Even if you’re as easy going as I am in your reading habits, there are some things that just get your goat. I have to say though I never really thought about it, until a friend and colleague of mine went on a (30 min) rant about how much ‘I...

May 31, 2020

Sometimes you read a book and something in it blows your mind. You read those final words and the back cover closes. You gently pat the back and then as a bookseller I can be overwhelmed by a horrifying realisation - I can’t recommend this book to anyone! ‘Surely’, I h...

May 14, 2020

Poof! Genie appears and will grant you three wishes. Amazing, exciting, oh no - caveat - they must be book related! I asked my esteemed colleagues what their wishes would be and got some beautiful responses...

Marnie

1. I wish I had more room to keep my best books e...

April 29, 2020

‘Oh! It must be so lovely working in a bookshop. You get to sit around all day and read books.’ Last month I discussed some (yes, only some) of the myths vs realities of owning a second hand bookshop. So today I’m going to talk about a few of the perks of working in a...

April 15, 2020

To continue my exploration of myths vs realities of owning a bookshop and to prepare you for next month's Blog, 'The Best Reasons to Work in a Bookshop' here are some pictures, memes and more that I feel capture the essence of what I am trying to convey....

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April 2, 2020

‘It must be so lovely owning a second hand bookshop!’ - every customer almost ever.

I’m going to be a bit honest here, owning a second hand bookshop is not the bed of roses you might imagine it to be. So here’s a debunking of the myths of all the things you THINK owning...

March 17, 2020

We are big animals lovers in Pennant Hills (generally speaking, we put Marnie in the corner when we discuss our fur babies). With the amount of dogs that visit our shop and so many conversations I’ve had with our lovely regulars about their fur babies I knew I needed t...

March 1, 2020

Who doesn’t like Tom Hiddleston? Those curls, those eyes and that attitude of equality and consideration for all. Someone recently pointed out to me that he has featured in quite a few different adaptations of books. Then when I did some research I realised that not on...