Updated 25 January 2016: The bookshop has now closed.
We’ve loved having our bookshop on Gloucester Road. Since we took it over in 2009 it’s been a repository of good reads, a relaxing place to browse, and the scene of many a convivial book launch and get-together. But gradually the area around the bookshop has changed. The coffee shops and pâtisseries are moving in and, as in every other part of central London, rents are rising. Now our lease on the premises is coming to an end, and we’ve concluded that it’s time to seek pastures new. As to the future, we’ll be giving thought to other ways of continuing our bookselling activities, but for the time being we’ll be concentrating on Slightly Foxed itself and all that goes with it, and on our book publishing programme. Watch this space!
During the long dark days of January there’s nothing like curling up with a favourite book for comfort and diversion. But what to read? We argued a little (in a gentle and civilized fashion, of course) before reaching a general consensus that Cold Comfort Farm can always be relied upon to deliver the goods. With our fiftieth issue approaching this summer and plenty of exciting new projects to keep us busy, we look forward to seeing what 2016 will bring. Meantime we leave you in the capable hands of Michele Hanson and Stella Gibbons.
With best wishes for the coming year from all of us here at Slightly Foxed