'The best books, reviewed with insight and charm, but without compromise.'
- author Jackie French

Saturday 18 June 2011

let's save our bookstores

Modern technology and the internet is a wonderful, wonderful thing, but when it comes to books, there's nothing quite like a bricks and mortar bookshop.

The shelves piled high with teetering tales, the weight of a book in your hands... the sheen of the book covers, the smell of the paper, the smiling bookshop owners, impassioned by their own love of books.

Our bookstores are suffering, there's no question about it. We may be able to save a few dollars by clicking on an internet widget, but just as nothing will ever replace the cinema when it comes to the finest movie experience, nothing will replace a bookstore as a place to gather, to peruse and meander, to perhaps sip coffee and immerse ourselves in the printed word.

On Saturday 25 June, why don't you join us here at KBR and make a visit to your local bookstore to purchase a book? (or 10). Between the hours of 10am and 1pm, we hope you'll find the time to nip into your local and help our bookstores thrive and remain a vital part of our retail lives.

For more info and to show your support, head here now. Happy shopping!