Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Flood Update: Foyles Charing Cross Road Reopens


"We are extremely happy to report that Charing Cross Rd. will re-open at 12.30 today," Foyles tweeted Friday morning. The flagship store had been closed since early last week due to basement flooding from a failed sprinkler system. The bookseller received numerous messages of support on social media, and responded to the challenging situation with humor and perspective.

"In addition to hearing from countless book-loving regulars, the store has also received encouragement from fellow booksellers and from publishers," the Bookseller reported. "Both Atlantic Books and Michael O'Mara tweeted its support on Wednesday, offering supplies if needed, while Verso Books took to Twitter to invite staff round for coffee and Picador bid it to 'get well soon.' Galley Beggar Press expressed its solidarity that, 'a bad day for @Foyles is a bad day for all of us.' Other well-wishers from the trade have included Canongate, Serpent's Tail, No Exit Press, Nick Hern Press, and CAMRA Books, among others including Unbound author Nikesh Shukla."

On Friday, Foyles tweeted: "We'd like to say a sincere thank you to our customers & publishing partners for their patience & kind support over the last week."
via Shelf Awareness

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