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Sunday, February 27, 2011
Bookshops I love: Waterstone's Deansgate (yet again!)
Today I had one of those moments that can make an author's entire week. Last time I went into Waterstone's Deansgate they had four copies of The Birth Machine. I went in today and they had ten, (stacked face outwards - see pic!). What did it mean? Had they ordered more, or just got some out of the storeroom? I plucked up courage and asked, and the assistant told me that they keep reordering it because it's selling, adding, 'Well, it's such a good book. I've read it myself and it's a really good book.'
Not sure I can convey quite how chuffed that made me! Thank you so much, the fiction staff at Deansgate!
Writer of prose fiction and plays for radio and stage. My short novels Too Many Magpies and the Birth Machine and my collection of short stories, Balancing on the Edge of the World, are published by Salt.