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Posted by Richard on 18th Feb 2017

Lent 2017

I've already written a blog about the importance of Lent as a time for personal devotion, and how it's a big time of the year for books, which is partly why we set up our own Lend for Lent initiative. …

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Posted by Richard on 29th Jan 2017

Lend for Lent

Lent is an important time of the year. A time to reflect, remember and repent. It's a time for many to abstain and fast as a way of remembering Christ's temptation in the wilderness. But this year, ho …

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Posted by Richard on 29th Dec 2016

Reading back, Reading forward

It may surprise you to know that prior to us opening our own bookshop, I didn't actually read many books! In fact, when I was younger, I didn't like books at all! My complete transformation I may save …

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Silence

Posted by Richard on 27th Oct 2016

Silence

As part of my job as a bookseller, I rely on sales representatives from various publishers to tell me of new books coming out which may be of importance to my customer base. It’s very rare for the r …

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Posted by Richard on 17th May 2016

Upstairs Downstairs

So, as many of you know, in 2014 my wife Julie and myself opened up two very different businesses at 73 Belmont Road in East Belfast. On the ground floor was 'Well Made'- a shop filled with some amazi …

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James Patterson Bookseller Grant

Posted by Richard on 8th Sep 2015

James Patterson Bookseller Grant

The announcement was made today that 69 independent bookshops across the UK and Ireland had won funding that was made available by the American author James Patterson. This is the third round of …

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