A blog post from Louise, our 'newest and youngest' member of staff'. Friday the 8th of April, 2022, was my first time working an event for Red Lion Books, and it was a biggie. The first book in the Rivers of London series, aptly titled Rivers of London, came out when I
I'm writing this post with a bit of a fuzzy head - although the marmalade is helping. There were a lot of inspiring things that came out of Ben Aitken's talk last night, one of which was reminding me of the restorative effects of a good old-fashioned piece of toast with
And so, March leaves us like a lamb, or so the phrase goes. Although in Indie bookshop-land, it's been a little the other way around with a quiet, genteel period of activity at the start of the month and then a flurry towards the end. Some of that was down to Mothers' Day,
I Photo credit: Colchester Gazette Blog post by Louise Prior (newest and youngest Red Lion Books Team member). He arrived around fifteen minutes past eleven. I wasn't on the top floor when Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party, came into Red Lion Books but downstairs organising the TikTok Book Recommendation display. Since
Daytime book club is back and we were thrilled to have Francis Spufford as our guest, discussing Light Perpetual. Book club member, Paul Burns, shares his thoughts. We were gathered in the bar area of the Three Wise Monkeys, looking at each other and chatting and
Essex County Council launched their Year of Reading and asked Red Lion Books to supply books to St Thomas More's Primary School, ahead of Dermot O'Leary (former X Factor host) visiting the school. "Yes", we said. Set up by the Essex Education Taskforce, the Year of Reading is a £1million project aimed
Is it Lemn Sissay saying 'Hourglass will stay with me for a long time?' Did he tempt you? Or perhaps it's Hollie McNish? 'A book for anyone who ever has been or ever will be heartbroken. So that's everyone'. Maybe it is Max Porter saying, 'This book glows in the heart of the
There's something rather lovely leaving the shop when it's still light. I'll probably say the same thing when it starts to get dark, come November, when there's the first signs of the orange street-light glow. But for now, Spring is on its way and love is very much in the air.