This is my blog about the bookshop and its visitors. 

Saturday 30th SeptemberI feel very heartened today after a visit from Imogen her Daddy and baby Jude. Imogen loves books so much and Daddy says not only does she read well – but fast! Imogen collected the book she ordered Wave Me Goodbye by Jaqueline Wilson, the story of a young evacuee during WW2. The book chosen for Jude was a little concerning, Bye, Bye Baby Brother! Poor Jude I hope we don’t see him strapped to a rocket flying over Chapel! Another lovely family visiting the bookshop on a Saturday morning.

Friday 21st July –  Quote from Elisa, a student at Brunel University- I visited many bookstores in the UK, and found interesting books that I would never look at if I didn’t visit a physical bookstore. To me, every one of them is unique and wonderful. Hear Hear!

Saturday 28th January – Sad to hear we have lost Sir John Hurt today, an actor with such presence and talent on stage and screen. However, I expect will always remember when The Alien burst out of his chest!

Hope it’s not going to be a sad 2017, last year was bad enough.

Monday 23rd January 2017 — My opinion only; if I had seen the TV version of Apple Tree Yard before I read the book I wouldn’t have bothered, however I did read the book when it first came out and thoroughly enjoyed it. There was more chemistry between the couple in the book than I can see on screen. PS Apple Tree Yard and Louise Doughty’s latest Black Water are on sale in the shop. 

Saturday 10th December 2016 – This quote from Grayson Perry caught my eye!

‘Pop into your local bookshop. Book people are nice people and bookshops have become more than a place to buy books. In many small communities they are a valuable social hub for like-minded folks. But don’t forget to buy a book too!’

How very true and it doesn’t have to be an expensive purchase – every little helps to keep us in YOUR high street. P.S. Grayson Perry’s book The Descent of Man is on sale in the shop.

Monday 13th October 2016 – Atlantic Books; a truly wonderful independent ‘amateur’ bookshop on the island of Santorini. During a busman’s holiday moment, we visited this bookshop set in a cellar in old town Oia. 

Thursday 2nd July 2016 – Today I had a visit from an escapologist who tried to escape without paying ;o) No, not really but he was an escapologist wanting to order a book about a local magician, Randolph ‘Randini’ Douglas. While he was searching in all his pockets and his bag for his business card I half expected a rabbit to appear or a pair of white doves, but he assured me he wasn’t that kind of magician. He left a happy man because I can get the books AND post them to him and hopefully went back to the conference in Buxton, singing the praises of Chapel en le Frith while I checked the till to see if the £20 he gave me was still there – it was.

http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/derbyshire-teenager-inspired-houdini-s-famous-act/story-22858248-detail/story.html           More about the book on Good Reads page.

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