Simply Books: Independent Bookstore

Barefoot Books' editor-in-chief Tessa Strickland recently collaborated with independent bookstore Simply Books, located in Stockport, Northern England, to create a celebratory display based on our title Starlight Sailor.  The results - a gorgeous display of paper boats that were created using the simple instructions from the book, and decorated by local children.  The paper boats were so successful in the store that other stores in the area began to display them, even the butchers!  This is a great activity that you can use in your own community - a fun way to increase awareness of your Ambassador business with your friends and local businesses.

Because of this innovative collaboration, Simply Books and Barefoot Books were invited to give a presentation at the Booksellers Association Conference in London on 16th May.  Kay Celtel, a European Community Relations Manager (and recent addition to the Barefoot Books team), spoke to an audience of over 120 booksellers and publishers about the powers of working creatively with your community.  It was a great honor to be asked to attend and a fantastic opportunity to showcase Barefoot Books. 

 Take advantage of this great sale this weekend only!


“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis
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