This year Books Are My Bag encouraged highstreet bookshops to host a Civilised Saturday as the antidote to Black Friday - we had a fabulous time at ours! We offered Prosecco on arrival and served a wintry afternoon tea at 3pm complete with homemade muffins and fresh coffee all served up in our wonderful new Books Are My Cup of Tea teacups that we won from Books Are My Bag!
While afternoon tea was served, local musician Ed Denholm played Christmas music in the background and throughout the day Susie used her extensive knowledge of our stock to offer a free gift-matching service.
Ahead of Civilised Saturday our plans were mentioned by The Bookseller, The Guardian, The Telegraph, London Evening Standard, Red Online and Stylist, and after the event we were again mentioned by The Bookseller!
As well as featuring in press pieces, we were so lucky to have been visited by Erica on Civilised Saturday and she wrote a wonderful piece about us on her blog which you can read HERE.