Penguin Random House UK who publishes Michelle Obama’s book Becoming has teamed up with gal-dem magazine and Waterstones Gower Street to create a Michelle Obama inspired pop-up bookshop in London.
Open from now until Wednesday 28th November, the pop-up shop is located on Bury Place, London and features books by women and gender non-binary people of colour.
The shop will also display a series of photographs that also feature in Becoming, and this exhibition will be donated to Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives when the Pop-up shop finishes.
Find the gal-dem X Becoming Penguin Random House Pop-up shop at 10 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL – open 12 – 5pm every day until Wednesday.
Thanks to the Books Bird Blog for sharing this news with us.
Open from now until Wednesday 28th November, the pop-up shop is located on Bury Place, London and features books by women and gender non-binary people of colour. Read More
As Good Reader reports, the book’s publisher, Penguin Random House, has announced that Becoming sold over 725,000 copies on its first day of release, meaning it’s the publisher’s highest single-day sales of any book this year.
The Crowfunding campaign launched on 9th October with the hope of raising £45,000 to expand the shop. This amount was smashed within weeks and a new stretch target of £70,000 was set to help the shop reduced its reliance on expensive bank funding and when the campaign closed on Monday afternoon it was announced that £63,765 had been raised for the project.
It’s a grim time for retailers with many proclaiming the high street ‘dead on its feet’ so the news that two new stores are opening is absolutely fantastic, especially as it’s bookshops in particular who are suffering from the effects of online trade and the digital revolution.
The store is already an absolutely delightful place to be, and if you haven’t already visited Mr B’s Emporium, you can find it in our bookshop section by clicking the link attached to the name in this paragraph. Read More
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