This year I have visited so many independent bookshops, but now, apart from a trip out to Cornwall and an event at Solva Woollen Mill I need to stay home and paint.
Most of the shops I went to bought loads of stock, but it was soon gone. Some asked if I could send signed stickers to put into books. But I didn’t want to just send a sticker that would look ugly, so have been musing about what to do. My solution is this, and it will only work for some books, where there is white space.
So, if you are an independent bookshop and want to have some signed plates for Song of the Golden Hare and Tell Me a Dragon then email me.
And because I needed to try them out, to see what they looked like I now have two books to give away. To win the two books leave a comment on this post saying what your favourite independent bookstore is ( can be a small chain too, Rossiters in Monmouth and Ross has two shops, Jaffe and Neale have a couple, and I think Toppings do too). The winner will be chosen from the comments below by a random number generator on November 5th.
And what is my favourite? Well, I have been so lucky to go to so many different bookshops this year, and what I love about them all is that they are all so very different, and how they reflect the character of the person who owns and runs them and the people who work there.
( Original art for the bookplates is for sale at The House of Golden Dreams. £120 for hare, £140 for dragon and I can now accept money via paypal.)
So far signed books are available always at:
Rossiters, Monmouth and Ross.
Hunting Raven Bookshop, Frome
Yellow Lighted Bookshops, Nailsworth and Tetbury
Golden Hare bookshop, Edinburgh
Blue Ginger Gallery near Malvern
Obsidian Arts, near Stoke Manderville
Cover to Cover in Mumbles near Swansea
Simply Books, Bramhall near Manchester
The Book Hive, Norwich, Norfolk.
and then you can always get signed copies of all of my books in print from
Solva Woollen Mill, Pembrokeshire. They ship world wide.