I came across Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights a while ago while browsing online – a quirky looking bookshop in Bath which does a lot more than just sell books. I particularly like the personal sevice they offer customers in the form of their Reading Spa and Reading Year packages, with “bibliotherapists” taking the time to find out peoples reading habits and specially select books according to their tastes. I’m also quite a fan of their website, as it looks so inviting, like the cover of a good book.
I was reminded of Mr B’s when I came across this article about the Bookshop Band. The band writes songs inspired by novels, to play when the authors come into the shop to discuss their work. It’s another quirky idea that no doubt adds a great atmosphere to an authors appearance at the bookshop.