As an avid reader, I’m glad to see that the only independent bookshop for miles around – Southcart Books in Walsall – has got off to a flying start, and is proving very popular with local bookworms and authors.
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.
Here’s a message from Walsall Local History Centre, specifically for readers of the Brownhills Blog – I’m always banging on about getting copies of local history books while they’re still around, and now’s your chance to bag copies of three of Stuart Williams works about Walsall.
I’m looking for a book – everyone knows that local history books get rare once they sell out of their initial runs – very often, titles appear fleetingly, and disappear into the ether without ever really being seen again.
So, what do you buy the person who has everything? I suppose penicillin might be a start, but until that’s available over the counter, there’s some great ideas from Walsall Council. I’ve been sent a couple of press releases in the last couple of days, which have made me think. Christmas is now bearing down…