Thursday, 11 December 2014

Book Christmas Gift Guide

Here's my Christmas Book Gift Guide! Let me know which books you like the look of most :) I hope it's helpful (even if it's just for buying books for yourself ;)). Click here to watch. 

Monday, 8 December 2014

The Notting Hill Bookshop: 9th December

LONDONERS: Tomorrow night (Tuesday 9th December) I'm going to be chatting about The Bookshop Book ( and signing copies at The Notting Hill Bookshop at 7pm. (I'll actually be around before that if you want to say hi, but the talk starts at 7 ). If you're nearby, it would be lovely to see you, or if you know someone who lives in London then please pass the message on. It's the last date of The Bookshop Book book tour before Christmas. In the past two months, I've been up and down the country, and across the channel to France, and it's been lots and lots of fun. Thanks to everyone who's come along to an event! xx

Friday, 28 November 2014

London Bookshop Crawl

On Monday I took the lovely Melina Souza on a bookshop tour of Central London. There are over 100 bookshops in London (a good tool for looking them up is the London Bookshop Map), so we weren't able to go to all of them. We were able to go to twelve, though. We met at Platform 9 3/4, drank lots of tea, bought lots of books and looked at hundreds of different editions of Alice in Wonderland. You can watch our bookshop adventure over here. :) xx

Saturday, 22 November 2014

I love my job

This week at the bookshop...

Little girl: My brother’s guinea pig died last night. Do you think we can eat it? My mum says that booksellers know lots of things, so I thought that I’d ask you.
Me: Erm… does your brother want you to eat his dead guinea pig?
Little girl: No. My brother wants to bury it in the garden, but I think that’s stupid.
Me: Why?
Little girl: Because it’s cold outside and his guinea pig didn’t like the cold. (Pause) Also, I like eating new things. My dad let me eat sushi last week and I liked that. So perhaps I’ll like guinea pig, too.

Friday, 21 November 2014

a few photos from my event at Shakespeare and Company, Paris

You can see my video of my trip to Paris over here

For more information on Shakespeare and Company, click here. For information on The Bookshop Book, go here. :)

Hope you all have a lovely weekend! 


Thursday, 20 November 2014

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops shortlisted for the Leserpreis Award

This is rather lovely news! The German translation of 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' - "Verkaufen Sie auch B├╝cher?" - has been shortlisted for the Leserpreis Award for Best Humour Book of 2014, nominated by readers (which makes it extra special). If you'd like to vote for it, you can do so over here. :) Thank you, lovely German booklovers! xx

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Paris VLOG // Shakespeare and Company

I am just home from Paris. I did an event at the fabulous Shakespeare and Company (one of my all time favourite bookshops), and this time I slept in the bookshop for a night, which I'd never done before. I had lunch with the glorious Sylvia Whitman (owner of S&C), and she told me all about her future plans to open a Bookshop Farm - a working farm an hour out of Paris, where writers can stay and work (so long as they pitch in with the animals!). She's going to build tree houses as writing stations. I think you can all join me in saying I Want To Go To There.

I filmed my visit for a little vlog, and you can watch that over here :)