The Big Green Bookshop

Lynne Featherstone and Simon Key at the Big Green Bookshop, Wood GreenYesterday I visited the Big Green Bookshop (the defiant result of two heroes of our day – Simon Key and Tim West – who set up a new bookshop after Wood Green’s last bookshop closed down). Went to see how they were doing since opening three months ago. Great is the answer.

In trouble for my own daughter’s birthday tomorrow I asked advice. I said she would be 19 and was interested in film. The recommendation was Persepolis – a graphic novel and film to be released shortly.

Having given it her this morning (Saturday) she was amazed that I had chosen something that apt and really ok! She asked how I had chosen it. And I told her that I had asked the bookseller and that really good booksellers know – really know! And that is the point – here are two booksellers who know and love books and can really make that knowledge available to you or me. It’s friendly, approachable and engaged. So – cheers and well done. Now we all have to buy our books there so that they make it a successful business as well as a brilliant and brave fight.