Not the end of the chapter

I read with sympathy last week that Latimer Books in Kelso is being forced to close – but was puzzled by the statement that it was the only independent bookseller within an 18-mile radius.

I can only assume that this is a misprint, since the wonderful Mainstreet Trading Company in St Boswells is less than 18 miles from Kelso as, for that matter, is Found at Last.

I would imagine that the Borders Book Trail (www.thebordersbooktrail) took a while to organise and set up, and it is very much still alive.

Could the public’s attention be drawn to the fact that there are indeed some excellent bookshops throughout the Borders?

D. Muir