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iwishiwas



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:36 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

How exciting and how brave of you Evie, I wish you every success and hope you will be very happy in your new venture.



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Evie
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Location: Kenilworth, Warwickshire, UK

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much for the encouragement.  It's still going well, though pretty tough at the moment - all the horrid legal and financial things being sorted out!  But am close to securing premises, fingers crossed for that, and once I have an actual physical shop, it will all begin to happen.  Very scary, very exciting!

I have hardly been reading lately, which is awful, and partly explains why I've been feeling a bit rubbish, I'm sure!  Must make time for it.  It also explains why I am hardly ever on this board these days...must do something about that too.  Just a very busy few weeks, but beginning to get more organised.


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Evie
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I now have another project for raising funds - I am not asking for money from you good people, but if anyone feels able to pass this link on to anyone and everyone, just to get the word out as far as possible, that would be great.  Crowdfunding is a way of funding projects by offering small rewards for people's pledges, and a way of people giving to projects that they feel are worthwhile but that struggle to get funding from other sources.  Please do have a look at this link, and if you feel able to forward it to anyone you can think of, I would be very grateful!

The Tree House Bookshop

I have just heard that I have been unsuccessful in acquiring the premises I was really hoping for, so am still looking, but have some ideas for temporary solutions until then - the reason I lost the site was because someone else had stronger financial backing, so all funds I can raise are so useful in getting started!  Thanks so much.


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Evie
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been shamefully neglectful of this site recently, and I do apologise.  I do look in and read the posts regularly, just haven't posted much in a while.  I haven't been reading much, which is the main reason, but also have lots going on.  And here I am talking about myself now I am here...

But it's a big day for me, as while I still don't have shop premises, I am starting on a stall in Kenilworth market today - so this is really the launch of my Tree House Bookshop.  Exciting.  It's the first chance I've had to talk to people in Kenilworth, and it's a popular little market, so I am hoping to engage a few people in conversation, hand out flyers, etc, and hopefully sell enough books to cover my costs for the day.

I also have a website now - www.treehousebookshop.co.uk


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chris-l



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope it goes well, Evie. Is it an indoor market? If not, I sincerely hope that you have better weather than we have here - I fear the high winds might blow your stall and your stock completely away.

I think it is a wonderful way to start and perhaps get a small amount of money coming in as you search for a more permanent base.

Best wishes


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Apple



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best of luck Evie I sincerely hope it all goes well for you!  Smile



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Joe McWilliams



Joined: 10 Feb 2012
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best from me too, Evie. Dammit, I wish I could just visit Kenilworth, now that I know it exists. One has to search pretty hard to find anything resembling a decent market in this part of the world.

Good luck and all that.


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Joe McWilliams



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evie, how is it going? No news on your project for over a year, I notice, unless I missed something.


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Chibiabos83
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best place for news is the website, Joe: http://treehousebookshop.co.uk/

It's still going, a year on. I regret that I haven't got around to visiting it yet, but I know that some people on the board have been. (Well, I say on the board, but I'm not sure if they are or not; as you observe, things are quiet. But friends of the board have visited and reported back in glowing terms.)



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