Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bookworms of Tonbridge unite....

John Adams bookshop is closing very soon. That's now official. That's a sign of the times alright. High rents, Amazon, an expanded WH. Smiths and an absent owner will all have played their part in the loss making business. (By the way John Adams himself hasn't actually owned the shop for at least seven years if you were wondering, he sold out just at the right time.) So then my humble little shop in Bank Street is to become Tonbridge's only independent bookshop. I didn't particularly plan it that way when I opened for business nearly four years ago but I have to confess it will probably help me along somewhat, especially on the new book sales, which have been growing quite a bit over the last year anyway. So come on people of Tonbridge, Amazon and WH. Smiths are rich enough already, come and order your new books with MR. BOOKS (what do you mean it's cheaper on Amazon and anyway you don't really care if Mr. Books closes and we have a High Street full of pound shops and charity shops. Suit yourselves!)

2 comments:

TonbridgeR said...

Such a shame about John Adams closing - I can remember buying books from them when they were near to Baldwins Travel. Maybe you'll get their spot at the beginning of the academic year at the schools and WKC. Brilliant for you though!!!!!!!!

petrolstationvillage said...

All very sad but then they were very expensive too, even the books on sale were over priced. Some books on Kent were about £20 squid. In WH Smith they are even higher than that! It kinds of penalises locals really.