Saturday, 14 November 2009

Literature Is A Luxury, Fiction Is A Necessity...

Here's a better version of the image that uses the above quote.

One that has some info about the shop itself, and so might work a little better as an advertisment. As ever feel free to print it off and put it up anywhere you think pepople will see it...

You might also start seeing this next image about the place. A handmade charmer by the redoutable David Chatton-Barker...

Click the pictures to embiggen (at least I hope they will, I think I've done it right).

All the best to you. And hey, what with Christmas coming, why don't you spread your budget that much further... buy second hand! Quality AND quantity! A nice little package of books instead of just one. But if it's new books that you want, or it's something we don't have, don't forget we can also order new books for you at 20% off their standard price...

Perhaps it's a message worth spreading - there's a lot of interesting little shops in Fore Street. Don't just buy the same old shit this Christmas, get something different, something interesting... something unique. Books, Music, Vintage Clothing, Retro Furniture and oddities. You can find all of these things and more down in the West Quarter.

If you're reading this you're probably already a convert. But spread the word, remind your friends. It's worth walking down the hill. Worth venturing past the end of High Street. Who knows what you'll find.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Are you a Junky for the written word?

I've been playing with some images for the shop of late. Thought I'd let you see...

One is overtly an advertising image. The other just image I thought I might use in the shop, but loking at it, I reckon it could be reworked as advertising.

If you've any comments or ideas, feel free to let me know. Also, since we're a small shop on a miniscule budget (advertising budget? what's that!?) please also feel free to print them off and put them up in your place of work, on the notice board at your local library or communtiy centre or where ever else might take your fancy without getting me in trouble with the Law!

I really like the above image. It's Preston Sturges by the way - and if you don't know is films, you SHOULD. He was a contemporary of Frank Capra (IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE) but produced probably more consitently brilliant film comedy. Rent or buy a copy of SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS and check him out. You'll thenk me. It's where the Coen Brothers got the title O' BROTHER WHERE ART THOU from.

Anyway, looking at it again as I preview this before posting, I like it all the more. Keeping it simple, I think I'll just replace Chesterton's name with READ & RETURN BOOKSHOP and our info.

Don't think I've quite cracked this one. It sort of works though. What d'you think?