Celebrate Independent Booksellers Week

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FULLY Booked in Wisbech High Street is joining bookshops up and down the country to mark Independent Booksellers Week (IBW).

The store has planned a series of events and promotions to celebrate the week, which is designed to showcase how the ‘indies’ provide a distinctive, personal service for book lovers and the unique role they play in their communities.

IBW runs from Saturday, June 30 to Saturday, July 7. Fully Booked is kicking off the week with an author visit.

Sue Welfare, an English romantic fiction writer who also writes under the pseudonyms Kate Lawson and Gemma Fox, will be in store from 11am to 1pm, answering questions and signing copies of her latest novel ‘One Night Only’.

Fully Booked is joining nine other Wisbech independent retailers in a Where’s Wally competition, celebrating 25 years of the elusive wanderer. The shops taking part are: A Bit of A Do, Prams & Toys and Country Fayre in Hill Street; Evisons, Lillymays, Fully Booked, The Laptop Shop and The Pet Shop in High Street; Etcetera in York Row and Button Up & Stitch in Market Street. The contest will culminating in a grand prize draw for the winner of a bag of Where’s Wally items worth over £30.

Fully Booked is also running a doodle competition and book quiz, plus more in-store promotions. Entry details for all the competitions are available in-store.

Marylyn Bolton-Coker, proprietor of Fully Booked, said: “We’re delighted to be involved in Independent Booksellers Week again this year and have offers and events planned throughout the week.

“The highlights of the week for us will be the visit from award-winning author Sue Welfare and the book quiz, being held in conjunction with Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House, which we hope will encourage people to visit both places for the first time and see what is on offer.

“Also, for the first time, we are involving other independent retailers throughout the town centre in our Find Wally competition.”

Visit www.independentbooksellersweek.org.uk for further information about local events taking place during Independent Booksellers’ Week.