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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The Love of Books - Independent Booksellers Week 2014

When I asked my daughter if she wanted a shopping trip ahead of her birthday she asked if we could do a book shop trail. The hours we have spent browsing over the years has fed her love of books well. Across Lancashire we are fortunate to have a great range of independent book shops. We have to put Storytellers Inc in Lytham on our list, it's run by a  mother & daughter partnership with  mum Carolyn looking after the business and general running of the shop and daughter Katie being the creative input with literature knowledge and running outreach schemes with some local schools.

They are a specialist children’s bookshop stocking a wide range of beautiful books for children of all ages including teens and young adults.  Many new titles are added to the stock every week and they search out quirky and unusual books often from smaller publishers to provide a unique range and choice. The book stock is complemented with selected toys, puppets, gifts, cards and wrapping paper.  As well as the main shop area they have a workshop area where  book clubs  are run and story based  events are held on a weekly and monthly basis.  Their ultimate secret weapon that makes us unique is the secret reading den, with bean bags and decorated in an Under the sea theme complete with a cuddly octopus, a crab, a seahorse, a lobster, a stingray and not forgetting the great white shark! 

Storytellers Inc are holding a range of events for Independent book week

  • SALLY GREEN at Storytellers Inc. Lancashire
Thursday 3rd July, 19:00
Debut Author of Half Bad

  • JUNIOR BOOK CLUB at Storytellers Inc. Lancashire
Saturday 28th June, 14:00
Discussing Junes books, Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo and K.G. Campbell
& The case of the exploding Loo by Rachel Hamilton

  • DEBI GLIORI at Storytellers Inc. Lancashire
Monday 30th June, from 11:00
Bloomsbury lustrated Window plus signing and story time with the Author and Illustrator of Dragon Loves Penguins

  • MIFFY STORYTIME AND ACTIVITIES at Storytellers Inc., Lancashire
Tuesday 1st July, 11:00
With Milk Juice and Biscuits!

  • WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT PARTY at Storytellers Inc. Lancashire
Wednesday 2nd July, 14:00
Celebrating 20th Anniversary of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

·         CLARA VULLIAMY at Storytellers Inc. Lancashire
Saturday 5th July, 11:00
Illustrator of th accliamed Dixie O’Day books.

  • LAUNCH OF BUILD YOUR BABY LIBRARY at Storytellers Inc., Lancashire
Tuesday 3rd July, 10:00
For mums with babies under 1

One for the adults

·        LAUNCH OF A NEW FICTION BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS hosted by Storytellers Inc.,
Monday 30th June, 10:00, 14:00 & 19:30 at various locations
Reading Life after Life by Kate Atkinson

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