Other uses for a @booksaremybag tote

Books Are My Bag orange display

Bookshops across the country are holding parties to celebrate the Books Are My Bag campaign, which encourages readers to show their love of books by supporting their local bookshop.

While we’ve not been able to put on a bash due to our preparations for freshers week, we did create this spectacularly orange display at the front of our shop. If it’s orange, it went on the display! We even have a couple of balloons outside. I know. Wild, right?

We’ve been giving out free tote bags all day, which has been a huge hit with customers. And we knew the day was worth it when a lovely customer came into the shop to buy a book because they heard we were backing the campaign.

It’s all gone rather well… even if we did bemuse the official campaign on Twitter…

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The #booksaremybag campaign has started off a little creepy!

Ken Follett quote about teenage parties

“A bookshop is like a teenage party: you walk in, look around, take your time, see what you fancy… then go for it.” Ken Follett

As seen on one of the campaign bookmarks. Yeah. I know, right?

Still, we’re very much behind the Books Are My Bag campaign (although sadly we have no time to run any events due to freshers week preparation). As LittleBrown just posted on their Twitter, it time to love yer bookshop!

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