Why not head along to The Mainstreet Trading Company in St Boswells this week and help it celebrate Independent Booksellers’ Week.
Mainstreet is one of more than 330 bookshops around the country which has signed up to take part in the promotion, which runs until Saturday.
Organised by the Booksellers’ Association (BA), the national trade association for booksellers, the week is designed to showcase how the ‘indies’ provide a distinctive, personal service for book lovers and the unique role they play in their communities.
The Mainstreet Trading Company was lucky enough to win a competition run by Macmillan Children’s Books to have the shop featured in its new book, Busy Bookshop.
The book cover is now starring on the shop’s front window, beautifully reproduced by Diane Lumley, artist and part of the Mainstreet team, above.
Finishing the week with a treat, ice-cream makers extraordinaire Giacopazzi’s will be holding a tasting session in the deli at Mainstreet – 10am to 3pm.