Thursday, October 02, 2014

Saltburn’s Book Corner bags book signings to support national campaign.

The Book Corner in Saltburn is celebrating the national ‘Books Are My Bag’ campaign by welcoming best-selling author Jen Campbell for a meet and greet and book signing on Monday 6th October, at 7pm, and local crime writer Jennie Finch visits for a signing on Saturday 11th October, from 11am to 12.30pm. There is also a chance for shop visitors to take away an exclusive ‘Books Are My Bag’ bag designed by award-winning British artist, Tracey Emin.

Jen Campbell will visit the independent bookshop, which opened in May, to meet local residents and sign copies of The Bookshop Book, which features bookshops from around the world. It is the official publication of the Books Are My Bag campaign.

Saturday 11th October is the campaign’s Big Bookshop Parties Day, so Jennie Finch will be at Book Corner to sign her latest book, The Moth Man. To celebrate, visitors will also have the chance to take away one of the exclusive Tracey Emin bags.

Launched in 2013, Books Are My Bag is a collaboration between publishers, bookshops and authors to promote bookshops, as high street chains and independent book stores still account for almost 40% of books bought by consumers.

Tracey Emin is the latest figure to back the campaign, saying that books and bookshops were fundamental education for her and was saddened that there weren’t enough bookshops on the high street.

Says Book Corner owner, Saltburn resident Jenna Warren: “I am wholeheartedly behind the Books Are My Bag campaign. Bookshops, particularly independent stores, provide a fantastic service at the heart of their local communities so this national campaign is a fantastic way to promote them as the place to go, not just for books, but for recommendations, education and expert advice.

“I am so pleased that Jen has chosen Book Corner as one of the shops she is visiting, and it’s great that we have also secured a local author to showcase the writing talent we have in the area. I would urge as many people as possible to come and meet Jen and Jennie – and perhaps take away an exclusive Tracey Emin bag!”

For further information on Book Corner, contact Jenna Warren t: 01287 348010, e: or visit

October 6th:

A chance to meet bestselling author Jen Campbell. Jen is the author of 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops', and she will be signing copies of her new non-fiction book, 'The Bookshop Book', which is a celebration of bookshops all over the world.

Copies of 'The Bookshop Book' will be available to buy at Book Corner on the evening. Complimentary refreshments will also be available.

(Please note that due to the small size of the shop, this is not a seated event and you do not need a ticket - just turn up. You can drop in at anytime between 7pm and 8.30pm).

All welcome!

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