Childtastic goes pop-up!

Dear Readers,

I am very excited because tomorrow I am having my very first pop-up book stall! And it will be called Childtastic Books. 🙂

It’s all come about very suddenly, although I have been thinking about doing this for a while. Over the last two years, I have amassed a fairly large amount of children’s books which I am keen to pass on to other enthusiastic readers. So I asked about the possibility of having a stall in Oxford’s outdoor Thursday market – usually an antiques one, but tomorrow it’s also hosting a popular Farmers’ Market. I was told that my stall had been booked, leaving me in a bit of a panic about getting everything ready in time! I have now separated my books into picture books, small picture books, fiction for 7+, fiction for 9+ and teen fiction, with another box for non-fiction. There will also be a box for parents too, to browse.

There will be fairy lights (I hope) strewn around the stall, and I am happy to also advise anyone who wants suggestions of good books to read or buy, for themselves or others. I had lots of other ideas to try out, had I had the time, but it will be good anyway to see how things go, and hopefully chat to customers and other market stallholders. The only downside is the time – I need to be there by 8am at the latest! But it will be worth it, I am sure, if only for the experience.

If you are in or near Oxford tomorrow and fancy popping by to say ‘hi’ I would love to meet you! I think the market generally runs from 9am-3pm(ish) and there are lots of other interesting stalls. Let’s just hope the rain and wind hold off!

I will write an update of how it all went – perhaps with a picture or two!

Another view of the Antique Market
Antiques market on Thursdays in Oxford. Image courtesy of http://www.theoldhomestore.co.uk.
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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Lynne says:

    So cool, Sam! Way to make the dream real. SO wish I was there to see it. Hope everything goes splendidly!

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  2. Thank you, Lynne! I really wish you were here too! I hope all is well with you and the family xx

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  3. This sounds wonderful, and I wish I could come to your sale! (p.s. html coding is filling up the second half of your post.) Happy Easter!

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    1. Thanks for noticing the coding! Not sure what happened there…

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