We have ‘informal’ twinning relationships with two wonderful bookshops across the pond – if you ever visit either of them please say ‘Hi’ from The Bookcase team!
Blue Heron Books – Uxbridge, Toronto, Canada
On a family holiday to Canada in 2009 Jane visited this lovely book shop, Blue Heron Books, in a Toronto suburb. She and the shops owner, Shelley Macbeth, (great name for a book seller!) found much in common in their book selling aims and aspirations. So we thought it would be fun to ‘Twin’!
Shelley has great connections with authors such as Linwood Barclay, who is a favourite with our customers, so we get signed first editions from her, which is a lovely extra service to able to offer at the The Bookcase.
Riverwalk Books – Lake Chelan Valley, Washington State, USA
Jane met the owner of Riverwalk Books, Libby Manthey, when they spoke on a panel together at the American Booksellers Association conference in New Orleans in January 2012. They definately want to visit each other’s shops one day!