Well, when we downsized from our previous premises (about 1400 sq ft) to our new premises (900 sq ft), we realised we had waaaaay much less shelf space. So what were we to do with our overstock? Book bundles! At the delectable price range of £5 to £10 (well, a few are £12 or £15 but the majority, about 98%, are only £5 or £7).
How did the idea come about? Well, team member Scarlet and I were musing over what we were going to do with the boxes of books that Shivaun had de-selected for our shelves. We started joking about wet markets in Asia and how the hawkers would tie up bundles of vegetables at the end of the trading day in order not to have to dispose them. And so... Ta da! The idea of book bundles was born.
Our team (including a temporary member; Huey, who's an old school friend of mine who just happened to be visiting -- at the wrong time I might add -- and hence was roped in) got down to lovingly putting together these bundles you see in the photos below. We did our best to curate the titles into appropriately grouped bundles so that they would appeal to particular types of readers -- hence why John Grisham and Stuart Neville are in one bundle for example. I have to admit, my heart was aching somewhat when I was bundling some of these books. If only we had sufficient space on our shelves... I mean, honestly, Delphine de Vigan's No and Me and Bernhard Schlink's The Weekend together for £7?
So do drop by if you're looking for some interesting titles -- our book bundles are a fantastic bargain and a great way to explore titles you may have thought of but haven't gotten round to. -- Fran