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Event in Lindley celebrates the importance of bookshops
The Books are my Bag event took place at the Chidren's Bookshop in Lidget Street
Book fans celebrated the importance of a good read in Lindley.
The Books Are My Bag event took place at the Children’s Bookshop at Lidget Street.
The nationwide campaign aims to celebrate bookshops.
High street bookshops still account for almost 40% of books bought by customers, yet many high street shops are still under threat.
The initiative aims to halt that process by celebrating the nation’s love of bookshops.
It calls on book lovers to show their support by regularly visiting and purchasing books from their favourite bookshops.
The event in Lindley included book recommendations for visitors.
They were challenged to see how many people could fit inside a giant book bag — and managed eight.
There were also orange snacks and a competition to guess how many books were in a smaller bag.
Nicola Lee, from the shop, said: “You can buy books in many places.
“But you can’t beat the enjoyment of entering a bookshop and browsing through hundreds of titles, feeling them, reading them, speaking to knowledgeable staff who love books too and taking yourself away from the real world for a while.
“Books are for all year round, not just for Christmas.”
Books are my Bag event at the Children's Bookshop in Lindley. Pictured are Kiera, Amber, and Caitlin Pain in the giant bag