There’s something wonderful happening in Walsall at the moment – we’re a long way from a retail revival, but we definitely seem to be seeing an increase in independent shops opening up in town at the moment.
As an long-term book addict, I’m glad to see the official opening in Walsall tomorrow, Saturday 10th May 2014 of the new, independent book shop ‘Southcart Books’. I’m pretty sure this is the only independent sure retailer for miles around, and it’s long overdue that Walsall gets something other than the mainstream fodder fed to us by Waterstones.
Southcart books is in Lower Hall Lane and is a fine enterprise – I wish Amy and Scott all the best in their new venture, and I’ll certainly be popping in to feed my printed word habit.
I sugest all local bookworms do the same!
Amy and Scott wrote:
We are avid readers and after a long period unemployed, started selling books online but then after my partner Amy nearly died in january from a burst appendix we decided to follow our dreams after such a near miss, so to speak.
We have taken a lease on a grade 2 listed building and will be selling new, used and antique books and hope to offer refreshments in the near future. We will also be holding community events such as book signings and book readings etc., as we want it to be a community enriching establishment.
In walsall at the moment all we have for books are Waterstones and The Works, so as the only independent bookshop we hope to have something to offer the local community but I’m sure we will need as much help as possible.
We will be having our grand opening on the 10th May 2014 at the shop, which is located at 20-21 Lower Hall Lane, Walsall , WS1 1RL.