Thursday, July 03, 2008

Signing for Chorlton Bookshop

Yesterday I went down to Chorlton Bookshop to sign copies of Balancing on the Edge of the World for the local authors day they are holding on Saturday (5th) for Independent Booksellers Week. Chorlton Bookshop is one of the nicest independent bookshops I know, and I'm not just saying that because as an author I've always found them fantastically supportive: there's such a buzz about it and it always looks so enticing - and they have always had the loveliest window displays. Here's a ridiculous photo of me not actually signing but pretending to because John wanted me to stand in front of one of their colourful displays:


And bookseller Vicky made my afternoon by telling me that my book has done really well there and is still selling!

7 comments:

Caroline said...

Love the photo and you're right, the shop does look very enticing.

x

Rob Spence said...

My favourite local bookshop too. I shall get down there this weekend to snap up a copy!

Elizabeth Baines said...

Hi Caroline. Yes, I guess I'm not the only one who thinks this. Rob: I do hope you enjoy the book!

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Lucky you! Congrats on the sales, and you are doubly lucky to have a supportive independent bookshop near you. Lovely picture, too. It does look the sort of shop that is welcoming, where you can browse for hours and find gems. perfect.

We have several, purporting to be award-winning bookshops, and one didn't know Ann Enright's Taking Pictures was a collection of short stories. Having sold it to me!!

They looked at my collection and handed it back saying 'we don't sell books like this.'

Didn't ask what they meant.

They are sponsoring the Asham Award next time round...

Tania Hershman said...

Great photo, you seem to have become part of the shop! Well done, sounds like it's all going great. Yay for independent bookshops!

Elizabeth Baines said...

Oh crikey, Vanessa! Good job they're not all like that...

Elizabeth Baines said...

Part of the bookshop, Tania: now that's nice fantasy....