Having long hung up my shoes as a running blogger, I haven’t blogged for a long time. I was lucky enough to find my absolute passion as a children’s bookseller by virtue of a bookshop almost falling into my lap in the autumn of 2019. I love children’s books, I adore the trade and I’ve had some fantastic conversations with brilliant people that I have been fortunate enough to meet along the way.

I also have lots of Deep Thoughts and Big Ideas running around in my brain. At least, they certainly seem that way at three in the morning when I am awake with my brain running overtime. So, I decided it was time to create a space where I could muse and write things down in one place.

I’m not quite sure what this blog will become yet. There’s a lot about the trade I’d like to write about. There are lots of authors and illustrators I want to celebrate. For me, one of the best things about owning a children’s bookshop is being able to press books into the hands of young readers and champion the fantastic books crafted by wonderful people. Sometimes I’d like to talk about issues facing bookshops, but I’m not sure that the shop social media channels are the right place to do that.

Stick around. Join in the conversation. Why not say hello in the comments? I’d love to hear from you!