Happy New Year. We want to start by thanking all our wonderful customers for their support in 2018 which culminated in us winning Independent Retailer of the Year at The Halifax Courier Business Awards. It was a fantastic way to end our first year of trading and we want to thank everyone who played a part in getting us there. We are a very passionate, dedicated team and it was a proud moment for us.
Thank you for keeping us super busy throughout December. We hope you all had stacks of books to open on Christmas Day and plenty of time to read them in.
We had several great events in November and December.
Andrew Bibby did a book signing for his non-fiction English landscape book Back Roads Through Middle England.
Horatio Clare came to talk about his latest book – The Light in the Dark:A Winter Journal.
Martine McDonagh did a book signing for her latest title Narcissism For Beginners.
Local author Ben Myers is moving publishers to Bloomsbury so we had a farewell evening and book signing with him and his current Hebden Bridge based publishers Bluemoose Books. The Gallows Pole is our best-selling title, we sold 244 copies in December alone!
The Quality Street Girls by Penny Thorpe was our second biggest selling title in December with 180 copies sold. Penny came in to meet her readers and sign some copies.
This pile features our best-selling titles from our adult fiction, non-fiction and poetry sections. Lots of people must have unwrapped a copy of John Cooper Clarke’s latest collection on Christmas Day as we sold 51 copies.
There was a lovely range of children’s Christmas books to choose from.
We are very excited to announce the dates for the second Halifax Festival of Words , 4th – 6th October. Get the dates in your diary!