What a wonderful week was had at the end of June celebrating all things independent bookshop related for IBW17.
Mrs Walker and I took part in a mini-tour of the North East of England to mark Independent Booksellers Week 2017.
We began in The New Bookshop, Cockermouth on Tuesday 27 June and moved on to Bookends, Carlisle on Wednesday 28 June and finally Forum Books, Corbridge on Thursday 29 June.
Mrs Walker cocktails, a suitcase of bits and bobs, reading groups, cake, wine and all sorts of Q’s and A’s made for the perfect literary mix.
Thank you to everyone who came along and to all the wonderful booksellers who run these amazing bookshops. Fantastic, every one.