A page-turning week for bookshop

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THE Steyning Bookshop enjoyed a jam-packed few days during the Independent Booksellers’ Week.

A myriad of activities ranging from author visits to a children’s Where’s Wally hunt kept the bookshop busy all week.

The weekend was launched with a visit from one of the bookshop’s favourite novelists Paul Wilson, author of Mouse and the Cossacks. This was followed by a group of creative children participating in a writing workshop with author Jill Hucklesby.

Staff then nervously welcomed BBC radio presenters Jo Good and Anna Webb to hear excerpts from their memoir Barking Blondes.

In mid-week, the bookshop arranged a talk and signing of Kate Humble’s new book Humble by Nature at The Sussex Produce Company.

To round off events, the illustrator of the Julia Donaldson book Paper Dolls, Rebecca Cobb, arrived to help children and parents produce strings of paper dolls for the Macmillan publishers in an attempt to make a Guinness record-breaking doll chain.

This quiet morning spent colouring was savoured by the bookshop after the hectic week.