Was it a pop-up? Or a bookblitz? Or an indie bookshop answer to chain stores’ windows full of Jamie Oliver or Hilary Mantel?
By Ben Myers
This week I helped establish the world’s first known one book bookshop. That is to say, a book shop selling only one title. 600 of them.
The occasion was the first in a series of events to launch my new novel Pig Iron and it seemed appropriate to hold it in that long-standing home of radicals and free thinkers, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
Thankfully Ross and Gillian who run Hebden Bridge Bookshop on Crown Street were more than happy to oblige my publisher Bluemoose Books’ bright idea of clearing their entire shop and window of stock on the busiest weekend of the summer – Jubilee bank holiday – and filling it entirely with Pig Iron. And alcohol. Quite a bit of alcohol.
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