It’s a special day for city bookshop Lindum Books today as it reopens its doors for the first time since Coronavirus lockdown.
It’s been continuing to make sure Lincoln’s readers haven’t been left with dwindling to read piles throughout its physical shop closure by taking orders for delivery by phone and email – we’ve added titles including Ducktective Quack and the Cake Crimewave by Claire Freedman and Joseph Elliott’s The Good Hawk to our library and also been able to have a couple of presents sent straight to their recipients.
But there’s no doubt, even with extra special measures in place, that owner Sasha Drennan is more than pleased to be sharing the shop’s shelves with her keen customers again (on Wednesdays to Saturdays, 10am to 4pm to begin with).
And it couldn’t be better timed for shops such as hers as they look forward to the annual Independent Bookshop Week celebrations which get underway in just three days.
Running from Saturday, June 20th to Saturday, June 27th, the Bailgate store will have early releases and signed editions on sale to mark the occasion.
Not available elsewhere until July 9th, the shop will have early release copies of the paperback Oi Puppies picture book by Kes Gray and Jim Field (£6.99) alongside signed copies of the children’s author’s new book The Diddle That Dummed (£6.99).
“The Oi! books make us laugh out loud and, as book people, we love the way they play with words. We’re looking forward to having the cute Oi Puppies! here in paperback,” says Sasha.
A video reading of the children’s picture book Not Now Bernard by David McKee by actor, rapper and author Ben Bailey Smith celebrating the book’s 40th anniversary is also being organised – look out for it during the week on the shop’s Facebook page.
If you’d like to add to your own selection as well as your children’s reading list whilst you’re there then Lindum Books will also have signed copies of the Lady in Waiting paperback by Anne Glenconner (£8.99) as well as early release copies of the Faber Poetry Diary 2021 (£12.99) and the Liberty Print Poetry Diary 2021 (£14.99) available. These two won’t be available elsewhere until September but we’re all ready to move on to next year already aren’t we?
For those of us that aren’t yet able to venture out too much the shop will still be offering additional services including home delivery direct from their supplier, pay and collect/deliver and private appointments.
Call the store on 01522 262374 or visit www.facebook.com/lindumbooks for further information.