North East UK news Bookshop to open in Whitley Bay after nagging from Vera author PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Forum Books has won a number of prizes since opening in Corbridge, Northumberland, 10 years ago and it is now preparing a shop on Park View
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! An award-winning North East bookshop is set to become the latest addition to trendy shopping street - and one of the region’s best known authors will be pleased about the move. Forum Books has won legions of fans since opening in Corbridge in 2011, and it is now putting the finishing touches to a new store on Whitley Bay’s Park View called the bound. Forum’s Corbridge store has been named independent bookshop of the year in the North and is known for its readings and other events with top authors. Owner Helen Stanton has revealed that pressure from Vera author Ann Cleeves - who lives in Whitley Bay and has done a number of readings at Forum Books - helped persuade her to open at the coast. She said: “We’ve been working on the plan for a couple of years but we put it on pause this time last year. The shop became available last year and we thought that if we didn’t do it, we’d end up regretting it. “We got the keys at the end of last year and we’ve been doing the refit during lockdown, which has been challenging. “A lot of people come to us in Corbridge from the coast.
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“We’ve been operating online and can see the Whitley Bay postcode popping up all the time on orders. That’s quite reassuring. “We wouldn’t be anywhere without our customers’ support and in the last 12 months, that’s been amazing. We feel really heartened that people like what we do and they’ll hopefully support the new store.” Forum Books is currently finalising arrangements to open its Corbridge bookshop when non-essential retail is allowed to re-open on April 12. The new store in North Tyneside will follow a few weeks after that. During lockdown, the shop has relied on its online retail operation, as well as tapping into readings and other events organised by a network of independent bookstores around the UK.
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