Our focus this week is unsurprisingly ‘back to school’. It is, after all, that time of year. So here are three school-related items for your Friday reading pleasure - and a giveaway at the bottom!
Firstly, and as we get asked a lot about our services for schools, we've put together a special page called "What Mostly Books can do for your school" that details all our main services.
Secondly, even if you don't have a budget for books at the moment, one of our most popular services is a book fair. This is the perfect time of year for us to come into your school to showcase all the year’s best books to keep children reading – and to raise funds for your school at the same time. More details on the link above - or email us for more details.
And finally (talking of schools) brings us to our first event of the Autumn, an evening with legendary speaker, chef and all-round Englishwoman Clarissa Dickson Wright. As someone who is a big supporter of independent bookshops, a first-class writer and even an ex-bookseller (amongst many other things) Clarissa has a reputation for being an extremely entertaining and memorable speaker – and we have been working for about three years to lure her to Abingdon.
We are hosting the event at Our Lady’s School, Abingdon – forming part of their annual book week – and tickets are now on sale in the shop. The event takes place on Wed Sep 26 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £7 and includes a glass of wine (or soft drink) with £5 redeemable against a purchase of her latest book “Clarissa’s England” – a delightful romp through the country of her birth.
We have a pair of tickets up for grabs in our prize draw – to enter, you need to visit our event page and email us the answer to the following question:
"Lincolnshire has the world’s second largest coriander crop, but which country has the first?"
All answers received by 5pm next Thursday (Sep 13) goes into the draw to win (and if you have already purchased tickets, as many of you have, don’t worry – you can still enter and we’ll refund you what you paid.).