Reading journeys

Reading journeys

‘Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.’- Jean Rhys To a summer reading challenge I hope you’ve settled into a summer of reading. I wonder about the reading journeys...
In the summertime

In the summertime

‘Winter’s Bone‘ was a breakout movie for Jennifer Lawrence. Emerging from the cinema after watching it, I felt I had hypothermia. The cold, lifeless, grey setting had permeated every part of me. I am similarly affected by my reading matter. I could...
Independence

Independence

What is independence? While our website was being rebuilt, Bookwagon sought tuition from a marketing consultant. At one point we argued that his comparison of Bookwagon to Amazon was irrelevant. Bookwagon is an independent children’s bookshop. He asked,...
Irreplaceable

Irreplaceable

During the Bookwagon website building hiatus, I read Bookworm  in which Lucy Mangan recalls and critiques her life through each of her irreplaceable books. Her books are irreplaceable to her, so  that she has kept every title since childhood. Lucy Mangan estimates her...
Our Online Independent Children’s Bookshop

Our Online Independent Children’s Bookshop

Bookwagon, our online independent children’s bookshop, is a year old. So here it is, right here, right now, with a drum roll and a huge bow, our brand new, proud website. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to its development, from suggesting designers, to...
To the live experience

To the live experience

We have enjoyed a live experience from Elbow, a favourite band on a number of occasions. I love their songs, especially for Guy Garvey’s poetic lyrics. During our first Elbow concert, he explained that ‘Mirror Ball‘ was inspired by the rush of a...