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#1 2008-02-17 16:46:51

Lugh
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From: Derry. Northern Ireland
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Bookworm - Derry / Londonderry

Hi folks,

there is a superb bookstore here in Derry owned and managed by Peter McKenzie that sells many books not available in the larger stores.  It is called Bookworm and is sited on Bishop Street, just up off the Diamond / War Memorial.  I have bought most of the books I own there.  Here is the link to it for anyone who finds themselves in Derry / Londonderry:

http://tinyurl.com/2v64gx

Although there is now news it is going to close due to a drop in sales because of the internet:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7177541.stm

sad

Last edited by Lugh (2008-02-17 16:47:45)


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#2 2008-02-17 17:42:27

Kay Green
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From: Hastings, UK
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Re: Bookworm - Derry / Londonderry

sad  Hastings has just lost its last indie shop too. I now sell our books locally in coffee shops and community centres!

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#3 2008-02-18 05:14:53

Lugh
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Re: Bookworm - Derry / Londonderry

Any way it's looked at, selling books these days is going to be a hard task.  Having a bookstore is expensive: premises, insurance, wages etc.  Freelancing is challenged because people are out socialising much more. While the books they buy online, wait at home, probably unread.


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#4 2008-02-21 05:49:43

Kay Green
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Re: Bookworm - Derry / Londonderry

There are some signs of renaissance around the web. Googling 'The Big Green Bookshop' might cheer you up.

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#5 2008-02-23 18:53:26

Lugh
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Re: Bookworm - Derry / Londonderry

Kay Green wrote:

There are some signs of renaissance around the web. Googling 'The Big Green Bookshop' might cheer you up.

Hi Kay smile

I'll check it out later on this evening.  Guests on their way right now.  I was up on Bishop Street here in Derry yesterday and seeing all the 'closing down' and 'everything must go' posters confirmed just how bad a situation things are currently.  Here's hoping it all gets better.  No matter how much the internet is plugged, there is nothing to compare with browsing around bookstores.  A lot gets missed online...


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#6 2008-02-25 15:57:44

Lugh
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Re: Bookworm - Derry / Londonderry

Kay Green wrote:

There are some signs of renaissance around the web. Googling 'The Big Green Bookshop' might cheer you up.

Hi Kay smile

I've had a lengthy cyber-stroll through The Big Green Bookshop / UKA Press now and think it's absolutely splendid.  Thanks for the linky.

I'm curious about something.  As a publisher, would you see any benefit in short Flash Media commercials for either individual books or independent bookstores / publishers?  If you have gone through my own site (www.upstaterenegadeproductions.com), you will have seen that Diarmuid McGowan and myself produce short films for the internet.  These can also be converted into regular film for dvd/video markets and cinema release.  We have a massive website where we can host these commercials and we guarantee to undercut everyone else who may be in the market for the same kind of product...

Just a thought.

I believe you should have my email address due to my joining here, but if you're in any way interested in exploring this further or even have a few enquiries, Catherine Edmunds aka delph_ambi has all my contact details including (UK) telephone number.

Peace and all best wishes...

Lugh smile ...


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#7 2008-02-26 07:50:44

Kay Green
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Re: Bookworm - Derry / Londonderry

Thanks Lugh, I've made a note of that.

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#8 2008-02-27 16:14:05

Lugh
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Re: Bookworm - Derry / Londonderry

Hi Kay smile

Having a few problems with my webmail set-up, but can be contacted on 02Lugh@googlemail.com should you ever wish to get through...

Cheers smile ...

Lugh...


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