Monday, November 05, 2007
New independent bookshop for London
"Former Waterstone's booksellers Tim West and Simon Key have named their new Wood Green indie, The Big Green Bookshop. West and Key decided to open a shop in North London after Waterstone's closed down its shop in Wood Green. The pair ran a competition in Wood Green to name the bookshop, and sent competition forms to all the local schools. They received about 500 entries and "after heated debate and a few pints", the winning name was selected. "The choice made people come up with new ideas and concepts for the shop and has given the shop a brand," said Key. The shop is planned to open at the beginning of December"