Independent Bookshop Week – #IBW 2015


Indie bookshop week started with a passion on Saturday and it’s a week long celebration of all things bookshop related. Those big, medium sized or tiny literary dwellings where you can go and discover your next read. Book recommendations with the personal touch, sometimes they ever have tea and cake….

Why do we love independent book stores? They’re like a literary dating service – where personal recommendations can lead you to your next literary love. Booksellers will take your tastes, reading habits and personality into account and then match you to your book of choice to take home

Photo courtesy of Cogito Books
Photo courtesy of Cogito Books

Cogito Books in Hexham for example –

“The recipient of a Cogito Reading Treat will receive an invitation to a personal book consultation here at Cogito Books. Over tea and homemade biscuits we will discuss the books that they have loved and found interesting in order to grasp an understanding of their reading tastes. From this, we will put together a bespoke selection of six books that we hope will become favourites.”

And as Kate Morton wrote once in a novel  – something which has stayed in our minds ever since – and which of course includes booksellers too :

After all, its the librarian’s sworn purpose to bring books together with their one true reader.

Be sure to visit your local indie shop this week and support the campaign on twitter and facebook – @IndieBound_UK and @booksaremybag

And be sure to call into @CogitoBooks for a literary pamper of the highest order! It’s located in Mari Hannah and Ann Cleeves country so a few literary trails are just waiting for you at the same time!