6 ISSUES FOR £6 Subscribe to Devon Life today click here

Devon bookshop hopes to be judged best in the south west

PUBLISHED: 16:19 03 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:19 03 March 2017

Crediton Community Bookshop

Crediton Community Bookshop

Archant

Crediton Community Bookshop is looking for support from Devon readers

A Devon bookshop staffed largely by volunteers has reached the regional finals of the Independent Bookshop Of The Year Awards.

Crediton Community Bookshop is through to the final five in the South West category. It was judged on different aspects of the business including community outreach, innovation and marketing initiatives, customer service and the unique range of books stocked. The British Book Awards is the definitive event for honouring the successes of publishers, authors and bookshops.

At a time when bookshops face so much competition from internet book sales and advances in technology, and when many high streets are struggling, Crediton Community Bookshop is bucking the trend.

Manager Dee Lalljee says: “We’re delighted to have reached this stage. Since the community saved the book shop from closure in 2013, we’ve gone from strength to strength, last year moving to a larger site on Crediton High Street and holding events like a Michael Morpurgo meet and greet, a stand-up poetry evening with Matt Harvey and a weekly Story and Rhyme session for younger children.

“Events planned for this year include a series of Lates At The Bookshop, an event celebrating local authors and writing workshops.”

Crediton Community Bookshop runs a pop-up bookshop at literary festivals and events like Exeter’s Exetreme Imagination and Chagword later this month and for local organisations including Crediton Children’s Centre’s Booktrust In The Park event.’

Dee says: “Our team is made up largely of volunteers who each bring their unique skills to the bookshop, from helping customers choose books to building our website or running events. We have a dedicated schools team who arrange for authors to visit schools, hold book fairs and read to children.”

You can support Crediton Community Bookshop’s chances of winning the heat and going on to compete for the national prize by telling The British Book Awards why you like the shop via the online form http://www.thebookseller.com/british-book-awards/your-favourite-independent-bookshop.

The online form is open until 9 March and winners announced on 15 March.

For Crediton Community Bookshop’s event program and news, follow them on facebook/creditoncommunitybookshop or twitter credbooks.

21, High Street, Crediton, EX17 3AH

http://www.creditoncommunitybookshop.co.uk/

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Devon Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Devon Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Devon Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Devon Life

Fri, 11:51

From stunning sunsets over Barnstaple to meeting the Dartmoor ponies, we have 14 reasons that prove Devon is the prettiest county…

Read more
Fri, 10:36

You have been busy snapping away at the pretty vistas and rolling landscapes of Devon. Here are 10 top picks from this week…

Read more
Mon, 13:02

Plymouth welcomes great theatre this spring

Read more
Mon, 12:46

Creativity, passion and a touch of mysticism are part of the fabric of Totnes, a place famous for its alternative vibe. To see what we mean, head for the town’s best-kept secret, the Timehouse Muzeum, writes Chrissy Harris

Read more
Mon, 12:46

Fran Mcelhone meets up with Devon vintage vocal trio The Liberty Sisters

Read more
Mon, 11:48

Hope Beyond Hurt - The New Life Horse Care Sanctuary wants your vote to win £36,857 of National Lottery funding in The People’s Projects.

Read more
Mon, 11:07

A 16th century farm on the edge of Dartmoor is rolling back the years and producing free range pork just as it was hundreds of years ago

Read more
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

We have found some great places for you to try while visiting Newton Abbot

Read more
Monday, March 13, 2017

Discover the charms of Dartmoor from the comfort of the Two Bridges Hotel, says Emily Diamond

Read more
Monday, March 13, 2017

From post-surf hangouts to some of the county’s finest dining establishments, we pick twelve of the best seafood restaurants in Devon

Read more
Monday, March 13, 2017

This month’s Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink is a feast of activity for foodies

Read more
Monday, March 13, 2017

Joe Banks meets a maker creating special pieces from items found on the water’s edge

Read more
Monday, March 13, 2017

Stunning but well hidden, the magnificently grand Strode House sneaks up on you. Chrissy Harris went to look around this big and beautiful home

Read more
Monday, March 13, 2017

From eating a roast whilst gazing at the scenic Devon coast to dining in an historic hotel in Tiverton, we collated the tastiest Sunday roasts in the county as recommended by you, our readers...

Read more
 
South West Life advert link
 
South West Life advert link

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter


Follow us on Twitter


Like us on Facebook

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today


subscription ad
Devon Life Application Link


Local Business Directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area



Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search