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Supporting Independent Booksellers’ Week

This week is Independent Booksellers’ Week and I would like to add my support to this initiative. I have blogged before about the importance of independent retailers to the economy of Brighton & Hove and the more we can do to promote them the better! I know that at least two book shops in the City are taking part – City Books in Western Road and the Book Nook in First Avenue – and I wish them all the best with their events and promotions. Many booksellers are suffering massively at the moment at the hands of huge online retailers such as Amazon, but I think that there is always going to be a niche in the market for the independents.

Brighton and Hove, like the rest of the UK, has a rich literary heritage, and has played host to many authors and inspired many stories, Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock, Patrick Hamilton’s Hangover Square and Julie Burchill’s Sugar Rush and Made in Brighton to name but a few.

So, with the warm weather and long evenings now upon us, it’s the perfect time to invest in some summer reading; please do visit your independent bookseller and see what they have to offer – you may be surprised!

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