September 14th is the launch date for the nationwide BOOKS ARE MY BAG campaign, which will highlight the role bookshops play in enriching our high streets and communities. Television adverts will be shown at peak viewing times and will feature a host of well known faces, all telling us why they find bookshops great places to browse books and meet with friends and family.
Bookshops are under intense pressure these days and this is the biggest campaign ever mounted by The Booksellers Association to remind book-lovers that the place to buy your books - and foster a love of reading in your children - is a bookshop.
We sell real and electronic books because we recognise that people read in variety of ways, and we are passionate about reading. We are also passionate about choice, and keeping vibrant bookshops on the High Street is the best way there is to ensure that quality books continue to be published.
Here in Shropshire we are pleased and proud to be collaborating with six other independent bookshops around the county to offer you the very best choice we can. You can enjoy the Books are My Bag campaign at the following bookshops:
Art and Artisan Specialist Bookshop, Bishop's Castle
Burway Books, Church Stretton
Booka Bookshop, Oswestry
Castle Bookshop, Ludlow
Pengwern Books, Shrewsbury
and of course, here at Wenlock Books
We will each be celebrating the day in our own way, but we are working together to bring you a great FREE competition! In each of our shops, from September 14th until December 21st, you can "Guess the Books in the Bag".
Using the Booksellers Association's Christmas Catalogue, we will each make up a list of books, from which you have to guess which titles we have placed in the bag. We will draw the winner's name on December 21st, so the lucky winner will get a bag full of books for Christmas!