Books Are My Bag, Independent Bookshop Week, LGBT

#bookshopcrawl, Pride, and my coming out anniversary

Saturday 25th June was the third annual independent bookshop crawl, to celebrate the 10th Independent Booksellers Week. I’ve taken part in both of the previous bookshop crawls (2014, 2015), and had a great time. However, it did make choosing bookshops rather tricky, so we didn’t just go to the same ones as usual. So when Saturday came around, I put on my most stripes (the dress had pockets, the necklace is cool, and I had painted the bisexual pride flag on my nails specially for Pride), prepared a route, and headed off into the sunshine.


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Adventures, Books Are My Bag, Independent Bookshop Week, LGBT

#bookshopcrawl 2015!


As you may have noticed, from my excitement, or from twitter, or from elsewhere, today was the #bookshopcrawl. Some people have done it on other days during Independent Bookshops Week, but most people have done it today. Our plans this year kept changing because of various commitments, until a fairly large group became just two of us. And it was lovely! Last year, Lauren and I visited ten shops. This year, a much hotter day and with a much less robust plan, Emma and I managed six. Continue reading “#bookshopcrawl 2015!”