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Took a little longer than anticipated to get it sorted, but it is now. Tuesday 14th June is the next one. And for Bookfest 2011 we’ll run an extra quiz on Tuesday July 12th. Both will be hosted, as always, at The 78 bar in Glasgow’s West End. Teams may be any size and it’s free to enter. Prizes for the top teams.. 

In case you’re not familiar with Bookfest, follow this link to get the basic idea on what it is and what to expect this year, including our ongoing partnership with the Hay festival . There is also a book donation drive running from the 14th May to the 6th June. This bolsters our stock levels in anticipation of the increased sales that the shops have come to expect around Bookfest fortnight. So please have a mooch about and see what else you really, truly don’t need to be hanging onto and consider donating it. It’s worth saying too that you don’t have to give specifically to the standalone bookshops. Bookfest incorporates all Oxfam shops that sell books, whether as their sole offer or as part of a ‘standard’ offer including clothing, bric-a-brac and the like. In fact. it’s the local suburban shops who benefit most from this influx of stock.


For yet another year, the Byres Road bookshop was the top ranked bookshop in 2010-2011 by NSC (or ‘net shop contribution’, the profitability of an Oxfam store) across the entire Oxfam network. In the current retail climate, we consider this a significant achievement and John and I would like to extend our warmest thanks to all of our volunteer team and our customer base. We would have no business to even speak of without the generosity and time of many people. We hope we can have another trading year like it in 2011/2012.


Lastly, our series of Spring promotions continues with our Antiquarian Sale. Following Crime month, and the yearly Postcard and Vintage Kids sales, we’ve decided to give over the space to a selection of older volumes. It’s a very eclectic mix of subjects and formats and it’ll be open to browse and buy for a few weeks yet.

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