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Book Tourism- Shelf Catering

Posted By Tanja M. McGuffin- Jennings, 03 January 2018
BOOK NEWS In this current climate of library closures I was thrilled to hear a report about an enterprising Book Town in the Dumfries and Galloway area of Scotland- Wigtown. The town not only boasts 14 bookshops making it a veritable paradise for booklovers, it also offers Open Book, a business which lets tourists run their own bookshop for a fortnight. They can experiment with promotions and specialist subjects or even themes. The book world is their oyster. This book experience is fully booked till 2020 which highlights how much the magic of reading can touch people . With more Children's books and YA titles making the publishers' lists each year it just goes to show you can't keep a good book down and that it's more important than ever to promote reading to young people through local book awards and book related events, something that librarians can do so well. Tying this into a business plan will help students develop managerial and organisational skills too. You can read more here: https://www.scotsman.com/regions/dumfries-borders/wigtown-bookshop-which-doubles-as-a-holiday-home-a-hit-1-4571419 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-41415925

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Caroline M. Roche says...
Posted 03 January 2018
Oh my word! I would love to do that! Thank you for sharing
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Cathie Strover says...
Posted 04 January 2018
I saw this on the BBC news, it looked great
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