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Bibliophile Book Chat: How To Grease Books

In this episode of Bibliophile, booksellers Julie Danskin, David Bloomfield and Jonathan Taylor catch up with what they’ve each been reading. They pause for a moment to reflect on a recent victory, winning Independent Bookshop of the Year 2019 at the British Book Awards, and talk sagely about their experiences running a small bookshop and all it entails. Even answering a few questions! From you!

Apologies for background noise in this episode, our dulcet tones were accompanied by football fans outside the pub beneath our bookshop…

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Handpicked Books From Golden Hare to Your Doorstep!

Getting into the occasional reading rut is something that even the most ardent bibliophile can relate to. We’ve all been in one and they can be easy to slip into. Getting out of them? Not always so easy.

In fact, one of the most common reasons for people coming into our Stockbridge store is to ask us how to get out of this slump and what books we’d recommend to ignite their reading passion again.

That’s why Golden Hare have created Post Books, our new service designed to excite and intrigue those who subscribe to it!

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Bibliophile Book Club: Everything Under by Daisy Johnson

Sexy segueways, Freudian complexes and bad times on the canal, we could only be discussing the 2018 Man Booker shortlisted debut novel Everything Under by Daisy Johnson. What is the bonak? Can we ever avoid our fate? What will our booksellers David Bloomfield, Julie Danskin and Jonathan Taylor make of it?

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Golden Hare wins Independent Bookshop of the Year!

Golden Hare Manager Julie Danskin enjoying the limelight at the British Book Awards.

Golden Hare Books are proud to announce that we have won Independent Bookshop of the Year at the British Book Awards 2019!

The Golden Hare team, represented at the Nibbies by manager Julie Danskin, owner Mark Jones and Individual Bookseller of the Year Nominee Jonathan Taylor, was ecstatic to scoop the award on Monday night, in the face of strong competition from the other excellent nominees.

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Review: Everything Under by Daisy Johnson

Our bookseller David reviews Daisy Johnson’s richly woven debut novel!

Daisy Johnson’s Everything Under is available at Golden Hare Books and on our online store.

As a card-carrying member of the “I Take History Seriously” Team, I’ve gained a reputation for my love of miserabilist non-fiction. From How Europe Underdeveloped Africa all the way to Late Victorian Holocausts (an actual book title!), if there’s been a vaguely depressing title to read, I’ve sought it out.

But I’ve decided to start a clean slate as of this moment: I’m reviewing something contemporary(!), fictional(!!) AND only partially depressing(!!!). And what could be a better fit with those three qualities than Daisy Johnson’s Everything Under.

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#MayIAskew | What’s a fair deal for your first advance?

The Golden Hare Books Agony Aunt answers YOUR reading and writing questions…

‘Lady Write-a-Lot’ asks:

“I’ve just found a publisher for my first novel and they’ve offered me a two book deal!!! Wahoo!!! But when it comes to the cold hard cash: what’s a fair amount to earn? And how do I know if I’m being paid fairly?”

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Bibliophile Book Club #1: Little by Edward Carey

Bibliophile has grown! Our bookish babble can no longer be contained within the confines of a single audio file! Welcome to the first Bibliophile Book Club, where we talk exclusively about a single book!

In this episode, we’re talking exclusively about the novel Little by Edward Carey and published by Gallic Books. Why does David like it so much? Why didn’t Julie finish the novel? And why is this podcast somehow about the battle for JT’s love?

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When Hares become Dragons: Helping Currie Community High School students set up shop!

One of the fantastic themed bookshops set up by Currie Community High students.

Getting children more engaged with reading is often considered a daunting task. However, that’s not what the students and staff at Currie Community High School think, and they’ve gone all out to show how crucial reading can be, both inside and outside the walls of a bookshop.

Golden Hare was lucky enough to team up with the school recently, where Maggie Grieve, John Schmidt and headteacher Doreen MacKinnon had set up a Dragon’s Den-style event for their students, while encouraging several outside organisations to supply Dragons for their industry expertise, including yours truly!

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