My Independent Bookshop

My Independent Bookshop

My Independent Bookshop is a joint venture between Penguin Random House and hive.co.uk. It’s a social website that allows anyone to set-up an on-line “bookshop” in the UK and link it to an actual local independent retailer. The individual’s page showcases their favourite reads, and when someone buys a book through the bookshop, a small percentage of the sale goes to the real independent retailer.

I’ve set up a store called Confessions of a Book Geek (what else would I call it?!), which currently showcases some of my ultimate favourite reads from a wide selection of genres. I’m thinking I might update this weekly/monthly in-line with my Top Ten Tuesday posts and other happenings on my blog, or ask you guys to vote in a poll for your favourites. That could be fun.

The site also allows people to contact me to ask for recommendations, I don’t know if anyone will use this facility, but if you would like to, please do!

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About Rachel

Avid reader & book blogger. Lover of Business. A fan of drinks & dancing. Ever optimistic. Feminist.

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      1. No, i didn’t remove it… but it did disappear and make me go through ALL the steps of opening it again. Faaaaff. For as slick as the website looks, i think it has a few problems.

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      1. Wow!! This is even better than I thought and ya oops I must’ve misread πŸ™‚ but I think it’s even better that you’re helping someone else out! It’s absolutely fantastic!

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      2. I’m actually in the UK right now, but I only visit over summer. I live, well I kinda live all over place. Not in college yet so I have to move around every time my dad gets a promotion. Ugg so tiring! But really fun too. I really wish I could get involved but sadly no.. Do you know of any bloggers who have taken this up?

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      3. Yes definitely! Getting to see so many countries and even continents is just such an enriching experience for me. In the end I don’t think I would know what to do if I just stayed in one place for so long! You must’ve had lots of fun moving as well, right? And I hope that starts working for them and definitely I’ll try and spread the word to some of my non book blogger friends!

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      4. That’s still exciting though! And yes I know! Some people I’ve met said they hadn’t even been out of their state let alone their country, even for holidays. They don’t what they’re missing. Luckily enough for me, I still have my parents so the only thing I have to do is hop on the plane haha!! I have no idea what I’m going to turn out like and if my moving experience will change my views on how I want to settle when I get out of college. We’ll see I guess!

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