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Facing up to reality

It was, as some have said, an awesome dream.

But sadly it seems that’s all it was ever going to be: there simply hasn’t been enough interest to make this particular dream come true.

We do, however, have a bigger, brighter Sainsbury’s in town. If you, like me, happen to think books — real books, printed on paper — are important, why not lobby Sainsbury’s for more space for books? Ask them to move the books from the back of the new entertainments section to the front, alongside the magazines. And in the meantime, get in there and buy some books to make the point!

Thank you.

Sainsbury's, Biggleswade

Sainsbury's, Biggleswade

(I guess I should declare an interest: I’m now working at Sainsbury’s; and yes, I intend to make my own suggestions from the inside too.)

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Welcome to Biggleswade Books!

WELCOME to Biggleswade Books! Biggleswade Books is a dream: a dream for a new, independent bookshop for Biggleswade and the surrounding area.

Biggleswade Books - Books for EveryoneSince Bookworms closed earlier this year, Biggleswade has been without a bookshop. As a newcomer to the area, having just moved to Langford, this saddens me; but as a booklover by nature and a bookseller by trade, I’d love to be able to provide the Biggleswade area with a bookshop — a community and family focused shop, with dedicated sections providing resources for local churches and other organisations.

At present this is only a dream: to make that dream a reality, I need the support of the local community: do the people of Biggleswade want a bookshop?

I am particularly keen to hear from prospective customers who would prefer to buy their books locally, so that I can gauge the level of interest; but I’d also love to hear from other local business people or community leaders who would be willing to comment on the viability of such an enterprise, offer advice or perhaps even consider making a financial investment to help launch the business.

Whether you’d like to help or simply want to say that you like the idea, please feel free to leave a comment or contact me, Phil Groom, privately with your ideas and suggestions for how — together — we can make it happen. Finally for now: if you’re wondering who I am, please see the About page.

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