If any of our wonderful followers in or near Oxford are interested, Blackwell’s is doing something rather lovely this year in their children’s department, in the run-up to Christmas. They have joined forces with The Children’s Society to run The Children’s Book Tree. All you need to do is visit the tree in the shop, select a red gift tag and choose a book or related item that matches the description of what interests that particular child. After purchasing the item, the staff will wrap your present and get it ready to send on for Christmas. What a lovely idea for a truly meaningful Christmas present.
If you aren’t near Oxford, there may be similar activities going on in bookshops near you, so do keep an eye out for them.