It's Independent Booksellers Week #IBW2013 beginning this Saturday. I am sure all book lovers would like to assist the Booksellers Association with their campaign to get more customers supporting booksellers that have a high-street presence. 73 bookshops closed last year and Booksellers Association members declined to 1,028 in 2012.
The Summer Reading Challenge launches on 13th July and reaches 750,000 children. This year’s theme is “Creepy House” and participants are encouraged to read six books over their summer holidays. Please mention it on your blogs, websites, and at school-visits encourage pupils and teachers to go and participate. There is a great website which helps children choose their books - see here and also www.creepy-house.co.uk if that's easier to remember.