"When we read, we start at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out." - Vickie Karp
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
"Mummy! I've found Harry Potter!"
This past week [as well as work] I've had a lovely time doing events at the Yellow-Lighted Book Festival and signing books at Waterstones in Wimbledon. There were children climbing bookshelves and everything in Wimbledon yesterday. Most excellent.
I particularly liked a child called Henry who, after climbing a
bookshelf to get to a copy of The Avengers, pointed at a film edition of
The Woman in Black & yelled: 'MUMMY! I've found Harry Potter! He
wears contacts now!' Fantastic.
Saturday 9th June 11am I'll be chatting about 'Weird Things....' at Waterstones in King's Lynn, so come along if you're in the area.
The Belfast Book Festival have released their timetable [over here]. I'll be doing an event for 'Weird Things...' at 3:30pm on Saturday 16th June hosted by Waterstones on Fountain Street. I'll be chatting about 'Weird Things...' and also reading poetry from my forthcoming collection. It's a free event, so come along :)
[If you can't make the events and would like a signed copy of the book then head over here]
Bar that, here are some things I've stumbled across recently which I thought you might like.
Jen Campbell is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' series, and 'The Bookshop Book.' She's also an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her poetry collection 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' is published by The Rialto and she is currently writing a short story collection. She runs a Booktube channel over at youtube.com/jenvcampbell
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From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, The Bookshop Book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, and looks at over three hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents (sadly, we’ve yet to build a bookshop down in the South Pole). The Bookshop Book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world.