Griffin Books in Penarth #IBW2017

Bookshop By Jun 30, 2017 No Comments

Today’s Independent Bookshop Week post features Griffin Books in Penarth. It takes its name from its lovely, calm and gentle owner, Mel Griffin, and is a cool haven on the busy high street of this seaside town just south of Cardiff. At the front of the shop, there are carousels of pretty greeting cards and postcards which are as hard to resist…

Cover to Cover bookshop in Mumbles #IBW2017

Books, Bookshop By Jun 28, 2017 2 Comments

My second post this Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) is a bittersweet one because the bookshop in question is closing this Saturday, 1 July, and my squirrel sidekick and I will miss our trips there very much. Run by Sarah Rees and her friendly staff, who always give us a warm welcome and sound book suggestions no matter how busy they are,…

Book-ish in Crickhowell #IBW2017

Books, Bookshop By Jun 26, 2017 No Comments

It’s Independent Bookshop Week this week, so I’m posting about some favourites in my part of Wales, starting today with Book-ish in Crickhowell, run by the energetic and lovely Emma and Andrew. It’s not exactly my local but as it’s only about 45 minutes away by car and close to where my in-laws live, I often wangle a bookish stop…