Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Civilised Saturday Update: 'Every Day is Civilised'

Shelf Awareness

"A good local bookshop is for life, not just for Christmas... but it's a good place to start the festive shopping," the Guardian noted in a piece on this year's Civilised Saturday in the U.K., "when independent shops encourage book lovers to chill out, have a glass of mulled wine, and take some gift advice from real live people who know and love books."

Civilized Friday at Bridgeside Books
Meanwhile, in the U.S., booksellers at Bridgeside Books, Waterbury, Vt., were sufficiently inspired by the British spirit to celebrate their own Black Friday alternative: "We're celebrating Civilized Friday here at Bridgeside Books! #bridgesidebooks #civilizedfriday #29stowestreet." And: "Civilized Friday includes chair & hand massage! That's how we roll on Civilized Friday! #bridgesidebooks #civilizedfriday #29stowestreet."
On Saturday, reports from the civilized festivities front in the U.K. included:
Booka Bookshop, Oswestry: "#civilisedsaturday this Saturday & every Saturday in all good bookshops! @booksaremybag."
Jaffé & Neale, Chipping Norton: "Join us for #civilisedsaturday relax and read in the sun.
The Bookshop Kibworth: "We're so #CivilisedSaturday that all customers get a pressie from us today! Oh, and biscuits, obvs @booksaremybag."
Red Lion Books, Colchester: "Take a civilised break in the civilised chair with a glass of sherry while we find the books you need. #CivilisedSaturday #BAMB."
White Rose Books, Thirsk: "@Join us for #civilisedsaturday & enjoy our Hygge Book Nest! @ThirskYarnbomb @thirskinfo @booksaremybag."
Edinburgh Bookshop, Scotland: "Getting our Hygge on for #CivilisedSaturday with some help from @panmacmillan"
IPCallaway, Deal: "Apart from the odd bit of murder & mayhem every day is civilised in #HayonWye. #CivilisedSaturday doubly so. #Books #bookshops."Wenlock Books, Wenlock: "Well, wasn't that a very #civilisedsaturday?"       

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