Book shops – good book shops – have always been more than somewhere just to buy a book. They’re places to hang out, to read, to meet people, to just be. Now there’s a new book shop that’s all those things – and more.
The Book Makers is a volunteer-run community project where established authors support local writers from diverse backgrounds. And it’s a book shop. “It’s a space where established authors commit to welcoming new voices into the community of writers. It’s a place where people can learn about the craft – and business – of writing”, says local author William Shaw who, together with Brighton-based arts charity Creative Future and local bookshop Goldsboro Books, is behind the venture.
In September, Creative Future New Writing South and Writers Mosaic will be starting a full programme of workshops in the space to further inspire creativity. Go and support. Go and hang out.
The Book Makers, 15 Cranbourne St BN1 2RD