Two weeks of Chinese New Year begin today, so we have a brand new display in our Languages department on the first floor. Come and have a look.
Aside from some excellent Chinese titles and our spectacular hanging dragon of joy (oh yes indeed), we have a couple of horsey friends to celebrate the Year of the Horse.
One is pictured here. It is a fierce horse. IT IS NOT A CUDDLY DONKEY.
Find them on our first floor display. Happy new year!
Our lovely Politics department – or at least, some of it – which you can find on our first floor near History and Philosophy.
We’d not thought of doing a “shelfie” before. Opportunist cash-in? Yeah, probably!
Tip o’ the hat to the Literacy Action Group for giving us the idea on Twitter.
Also, if you put extreme angles in your photos, it makes them arty, right?
We have a new display of Graphic Guides by Introducing Books that covers everything from aesthetics to Žižek, passing chaos and logic on the way.
The series is on a 3-for-2 offer and the books can be found on the first floor, near the comfy sofa. Click the pics if you need them bigger.
Mmmmm. Comfy sofa…. *drools*
Disclaimer: please do not drool on (a) the sofa, (b) the Graphic Guides or (c) anything else.
Pictured: our display of Graphic Guides.
Pictured: the poster we made for the display.
… not including Shakespeare, short stories medieval literature, Greek and Latin literature, folklore and new, hardbacks. Come rifle through some time.
Edit. Uh-oh. We miscounted. It’s actually 36.8% of our fiction, not 41% as originally published. What a mathematical minefield.
And we’re pretty sure Mr Nosey’s got his eye on our Pinocchio books.
… but in a good way.
Half price until the end of Saturday.
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…
(Can’t view this Storify? Click here.)
It’s not just about publishers releasing the right book – it’s how they support bookshops once the title is in the shop. Here’s a quick glimpse at some of our promotional displays on our first floor.
With apologies to Edgar Wright, from whom we stole some fancy camera angles.
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It’s great to have our MUP chums represented in our side window. Come and have a look next time you’re around.