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Books Are My Bag

If you ambled past a bookshop last weekend, you may have found your eyes gravitating towards an almost-luminous display of orange. Looking around you, you may have noticed people leaving the shop also sporting the same colour, in the form of bags. What's going on? You might think... and venturing inside you may have discovered a bit of a buzz. Perhaps you'd get caught up in a bit of bunting. Maybe kids were fighting over a green crayon in the corner while their older brothers and sisters fought over the merits of werewolves vs robots.

What you will have alighted upon was the Books Are My Bag launch weekend; a celebration of your local bookshop.

My bookshop purchases

Book Are My Bag is a long-term, national campaign to encourage people to buy books, to visit their independent booksellers and live the welcoming experience of a bookshop. The launch weekend saw every book purchase rewarded with a brilliant slogan-tote that any book lover would wear with pride, along with activities and talks for all. However, as fun as it was, bookshops are not for one weekend - we want them for life! So please continue to show your support for your local booksellers and pop in every now and then.

The campaign cards that were slipped into my books had a great quote from Caitlin Moran:


Let's make it a truth "universally acknowledged" (thanks, Austen!) rather than a pretty sentiment, eh?

I'll see you in the YA aisle!

What is the last book you bought? Did you buy it online? Was it an ebook or a paper book? How often do you visit and make use of your local bookshop?

4 comments

  1. I wish we had such a weekend over here, I want a tote-bag :D!

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  2. It's been great :) I hope you get something similar! Such a good cause.

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  3. They're great! I've been using mine for my lunch at work haha

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