A good bookshop adds to the quality of life of every member of the community by reflecting the interests and passions of one and all. Given this, it is a tragedy that elsewhere in the country bookshops are closing down at the rate of one a week – with over 2,500 closures in the last five years alone. Nearly 700 towns of sizeable population now have no bookshop at all.
In this climate we feel exceptionally privileged to serve the needs of Ruislip. We take our part in contributing to the buzz and bustle of everyday life here in Ruislip very seriously. We are seeking to put ourselves squarely on the publishers’ maps so we can host author tours, book signings, and talks from writers of every kind.
We are proud of the way our local schools and libraries organise literary events and will do our best to support these at every level. Most of all, we love to read and talk about books. So we hope we can support regular drop-in readings, book clubs, literary study groups, break-into-books groups and creative engagement with GCSE and A level groups. We will post details for each of these groups as we explore and understand the level of interest in them – while working closely with everyone around us who may have a stake in their success.